Cold Case Center at Saint Rose
The only center of its kind in New York State and one of six nationally, our Cold Case Analysis Center (CCAC) allows selected students from our criminal justice, behavior and law, forensic science, and forensic psychology degree programs to work on true cold cases, addressing a mounting problem in the criminal justice system.
Centering on Community
Student participants also see the human side of the cold case problem by working with local nonprofit agencies on fundraisers related to the problem.
What it means to work a case
- Get the “cold case bug” and become determined to find new information on their assigned case.
- Become a case leader, which coordinate their group’s activities. Being a leader develops confidence, especially when the group becomes an effective unit.
- Our media presence also cultivates our students’ communication skills and ability to effectively broadcast ideas to the community.
All of this is done under the guidance of our expert faculty and in partnership with local law enforcement agencies.
Unsolved Capital Region Cold Cases
Our interns are currently working on unsolved homicides and missing persons cases. These cases stretch back decades — the focus is to spread awareness and keep these stories alive.
Upstate Unsolved Podcast
A WGY and iHeartRadio investigative podcast going beyond the headlines of Upstate NY’s unsolved crimes, in partnership with The Cold Case Analysis Center at The College of Saint Rose.
What Students Say
“Being a part of the Cold Case Analysis Center has been an amazing opportunity. Having access to real-life unsolved cases and applying skills we have learned in past classes is an experience I’ll never forget. This has been a great stepping stone for me on my way to pursue a career in law enforcement.”