Jen Jarvie

School of Justice Studies

Jen Jarvie is a Private Death Investigator specialising in historic cold case murders, tackling several high profile case investigations using crime scene reconstruction and criminal behaviour and set investigative strategies. The medico-legal and cause of death, miscarriages of justice and family advocate skills are used to push cold case investigation to resolution and this has been a passion for over a decade. Appointed as a Governing Council Member to the Association of British Investigators in April 2020 Jen accompanied this by the appointment of an online, Assessor for the National College of Policing. Lecturing at York St. John on the BSc Professional Policing degree program and Northern Law Awards, Law Teacher of the Year 2016.

Jen's PhD thesis is a comparative study of private policing and regulatory policing in the investigation of historic cold case homicide, asking; Are the private sector investigative strategies effective in thawing cold case murders?


University of Teesside, England, BSc Death Investigation (First Class)


International Association of Forensic Criminology, Professional Diploma In Crime Scene Analysis & Criminal Profiling

Academic appointments

Lecturer Of Professional Policing, Business, Law and Policing, York St,John University, 2020 - present
Online Assessor, National College of Policing, 2020 - present

Postgraduate training

MSc Criminal Investigation, England, University of Teesside, ? - present
PGCE, England, University of Sunderland, ? - present