research projects

Research Projects

Cold Case Unit

Dr Cheryl Allsop, whose research focuses on cold case investigations and missing people, set up the cold case unit at USW to help the families of missing people whilst providing students with an opportunity to put the theory that they are taught in class into practice and learn additional investigative skills.


Working alongside Locate International– a community interest company set up to help the families of missing people – as well as experts in police investigations and volunteers from the University of Central Lancaster, a dedicated team of Criminology students works on behalf of the families, looking for opportunities to progress the investigation.