Archive | April, 2012

Spring Community Event – May 2, 2012

You are cordially invited to attend the Center for Homicide Research Spring Community Event! For over twelve years the Center for Homicide Research has been on the cutting edge of developing lasting resources on the subject of homicide, while also creating systemic change in data collection, law enforcement practices, and public policy construction. The Center’s […]

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Mexican Homicide May Profoundly Impact the United States

Violence from the Mexican drug cartels has dramatically escalated since Mexican President Philipe Calderón ordered federal troops to assist in combating the influence of Mexican drug cartels that seek to export drugs into the United States and Canada. Since then (2006), the killing has increased exponentially and many in the United States are concerned that […]

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Homicide Occurs in a Rhythmical Pattern

On June 10th, 2011, Dallas Drake, Principal Researcher for the Center for Homicide Research, presented a paper at the Homicide Research Working Group in New Orleans, Louisiana outlining the discovery of cyclic patterns between occurrences of homicide. In an earlier paper by Drake and co-authors, Charles Crain and Jessica Proskin, also Center researchers, a similar […]

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Homicide is Preventable!

A fundamental belief that researchers at the Center for Homicide Research operate under is that homicide is preventable. The rate and frequency of homicide has been high for so long in the United States that many people have come to accept killing as a fact of daily life. But it hasn’t always been so, and […]

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Reducing Murder: A Community Response

In Jacksonville, Florida a report was issued that is one of the most comprehensive, evidence-based reports on homicide prevention published in the United States. It was prepared by the Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. in 2006, but its observations and recommendations still hold true today and are transferable to many American cities. The Council is a […]

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One Murder Costs $17.25 Million

A recent study by Iowa State University Sociology Professor Matt DeLisi has revealed that besides the obvious loss of human life, murder costs society an estimated $17.25 million per offense. Professor Mark Cohen of Vanderbilt University first adopted the idea of monetizing the effect of crime in the United States. DeLisi used a survey given […]

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Homicides in San Francisco

Many readers may find this information quite interesting. In the early 1970’s gay people flocked to the City of San Francisco as a place of refuge from the stifling oppression in other parts of the country. As the gay community emerged, so did the killings of GLBT people. But, was there a pattern to these […]

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Center Co-presents International Conference for GLBT Criminal Justice Professionals

Nearly 140 professionals from 25 states and seven foreign countries were in attendance at the 12th Annual Gay Officers Action League conference held at George Washington University in Washington DC in mid-May. This year’s conference was co-presented by the Washington, DC-based Mid-Atlantic Gay Officer’s Action League (GOAL) and the Center for Homicide Research. The conference […]

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New Partnership Expands GLBT Homicide Research into Washington DC

A landmark collaboration is underway involving unsolved homicide of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender victims in Washington DC. This project will give CHR researchers unique access to police records involving unsolved GLBT homicides in our nation’s capital city. A major goal of the study is to develop new strategies for law enforcement to increase their […]

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Church Shootings Are Subject of Original Research

Two CHR research interns have developed first-of-its-kind data on 140 shootings occurring in churches from 1980-2005. This data has the potential to provide insight into the nature of hate crimes in churches and mass killings. Research interns Amy Kielmeyer (University of North Dakota) and Derek Bixby, B.A. (University of Minnesota) conducted the research and developed […]

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