In this Bell Work Talks, Dr. Mark Greene interviews Eric Martin, both of NIJ, about a recent NIJ Journal article regarding the offending patterns of serial violent offenders and how investigating and closing cold cases can apprehend these offenders and prevent future victimization. They discuss the benefits of using advanced investigative methods on all crimes, particularly burglaries, due to the offending progression taken by many serial violent offenders. It will also discuss factors that lead to the solving difficult cold cases.
Mr. Martin is a social science analyst with the National Institute of Justice, the research, development and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Justice. NIJ’s mission is to assist state, local and tribal criminal justice agencies with research to inform effective policies and practices. Mr. Martin supports research on policing, corrections and the forensic sciences. Prior to coming to NIJ, Mr. Martin was a crime analyst with the DC Metropolitan Police Department.
NIJ Journal Article: NIJ Journal Issue 282 | National Institute of Justice (ojp.gov)
NIJ website: Home | National Institute of Justice (ojp.gov)
NIJ NamUs: Justice Department Fights for the Missing | Office of Justice Programs (ojp.gov)
MSU Research on Serial Sexual Offenders: Serial Sexual Assaults: A Longitudinal Examination of Offending Patterns Using DNA Evidence (ojp.gov)
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: New OJP Resources | Office of Justice Programs
Serial Killer Connections Through Cold Cases | National Institute of Justice (ojp.gov)