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NCJ Number: NCJ 243971     Find in a Library
Title: Ten Things Law Enforcement Executives Can Do To Positively Impact Homicide Investigation Outcomes
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2013
Page Count: 41
  Annotation: Ten recommendations are offered for ways in which law enforcement executives can assist in improving outcomes of homicide investigations.
Abstract: First, establish and sustain an ongoing interaction with the department’s homicide unit. Second, develop a formal structure that standardizes the management of homicide investigations. Third, require information sharing on the progress of homicide investigations. Fourth, ensure that homicide investigations are allocated appropriate resources of personnel, time, and expenses. Fifth, assess the current response of the department to victim-survivors of homicides. Sixth, build and reinforce partnerships with other criminal justice agencies and non-governmental organizations that can contribute to the provision of information, personnel, and operations for various types of homicide investigations and victim services. Seventh, build community resources and provide them guidance on options for their participation in homicide investigations. Eighth, manage political and public expectations of homicide investigations so that the realistic possibilities and limitations of homicide investigations are clear. Ninth, know the statistics related to homicides (solved and unsolved) within the jurisdiction served. Tenth, measure the factors in case closures and lessons learned. Ways of implementing each recommendation are discussed.
Main Term(s): Police training
Index Term(s): Police management ; Homicide investigations ; Police management training ; Prison special units ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2009-DG-BX-K009
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material ; Report (Technical Assistance)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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