Investigating the past with results in the present

Number 2715
Subject Justice
Source Jerry Mitchell
Affiliation The Clarion-Ledger
Year 2006
Summary Mitchell summarizes methods for constructing investigations that probe beyond the recent past. He suggests research methods, useful records and human sourcing techniques that he employed in his IRE Award-winning investigation of unresolved murder cases during the civil rights era in Mississippi.
Tags open records; courts; law enforcement; justice; criminal justice system; crime; public records; history; historical investigations; law
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Panelists Jerry Mitchell;Roberta Baskin