Forensic Archaeology and Undetected Homicide Cases

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Dear Derbyshire Constabulary,

I am a MSc student studying Forensic Science and Criminal Justice with the University of Leicester. I am currently completing my dissertation which seeks to look at the impact Forensic Archaeology has on unsolved homicide cases within the UK. I would be grateful if the following questions could be answered as outlined in the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Definition of terms for clarity:

Homicide – The unlawful killing of a person, to include murder and all categories of manslaughter.
Detected homicide case – a solved homicide case whereby a person(s) has been charged or has died prior to charges being brought.
Undetected homicide case – a currently unsolved homicide case.
Undetected homicide case review – the review of all evidence in relation to an undetected homicide case.

Freedom of Information Questions:

Q1. How many reported undetected homicide cases are there within your jurisdiction currently?
Q2. Do you currently have a team solely responsible for the review of undetected homicides?
Q3. What is the current standard undetected homicide case review frequency within your jurisdiction?
Q4. During the years 2011 – 2014 (inclusive), how many undetected homicide cases were reviewed within your jurisdiction?
Q5. During the years 2011 – 2014 (inclusive), how many undetected homicide cases were detected within your jurisdiction?
Q6. Does your jurisdiction currently have a Forensic Archaeologist to be called upon as required?
Q7. During the years 2011 – 2014 (inclusive), how many undetected homicide case reviews utilised Forensic Archaeology?
Q8. During the years 2011 – 2014 (inclusive), how many undetected homicide cases were detected as a result of Forensic Archaeology?

I would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to answer these questions. Should you require me to refine or clarify any part of my request, please do not hesitate to contact me under your section 16 duty.
Kindest regards

Charlotte Jones
BHSPT, Nat.Cert.Sci, BSc(hons)

Freedom of Information Office, Derbyshire Constabulary

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Dear Ms Jones,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I write in connection with your request for information as shown below.

 

Definition of terms for clarity:

 

Homicide – The unlawful killing of a person, to include murder and all
categories of manslaughter.

Detected homicide case – a solved homicide case whereby a person(s) has
been charged or has died prior to charges being brought.

Undetected homicide case – a currently unsolved homicide case.

Undetected homicide case review – the review of all evidence in relation
to an undetected homicide case.

 

Freedom of Information Questions:

 

Q1.  How many reported undetected homicide cases are there within your
jurisdiction currently?

Q2.  Do you currently have a team solely responsible for the review of
undetected homicides?

Q3.  What is the current standard undetected homicide case review
frequency within your jurisdiction?

Q4. During the years 2011 – 2014 (inclusive), how many undetected homicide
cases were reviewed within your jurisdiction?

Q5. During the years 2011 – 2014 (inclusive), how many undetected homicide
cases were detected within your jurisdiction?

Q6.  Does your jurisdiction currently have a Forensic Archaeologist to be
called upon as required?

Q7. During the years 2011 – 2014 (inclusive), how many undetected homicide
case reviews utilised Forensic Archaeology?

Q8. During the years 2011 – 2014 (inclusive), how many undetected homicide
cases were detected as a result of Forensic Archaeology?

 

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Ms Jones

 

Thank you for making a Freedom of Information request to the Derbyshire
Constabulary.

 

Please find attached our response.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Kevin Lea
Freedom of Information Officer

FOI Unit
Information Management Department
Derbyshire Constabulary 
Butterley Hall

Ripley

Derbyshire

DE5 3RS
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