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Benefits of scenario reconstruction in cold case investigations. / Epskamp-Dudink, C.; Winter, J.M.

In: Journal of Criminal Psychology, Vol. 10, No. 2, 01.04.2020, p. 65-78.

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Epskamp-Dudink, C & Winter, JM 2020, 'Benefits of scenario reconstruction in cold case investigations', Journal of Criminal Psychology, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 65-78. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCP-09-2019-0035

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Epskamp-Dudink C, Winter JM. Benefits of scenario reconstruction in cold case investigations. Journal of Criminal Psychology. 2020 Apr 1;10(2):65-78. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCP-09-2019-0035

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Epskamp-Dudink, C. ; Winter, J.M. / Benefits of scenario reconstruction in cold case investigations. In: Journal of Criminal Psychology. 2020 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 65-78.

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