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Dallas Drake

Third Parties in Conflict: Factors in Creating A Peacemaker Homicide Outcome

Homicides in many instances involve more than an easily delineated victim and offender. This brief discusses patterns of third parties in conflict and examines peacemaker homicides specifically. How many peacemaker homicides occurred in Minnesota between 2006 and 2015 and what patterns exist there? What can be done to prevent peacemaker homicides? To access the brief, …

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When is Deadly Force Self-Defense a Legal Defense to Homicide

One of the most well-known legal defenses, the claim of self-defense, if successfully asserted and proven, acts as a justification to what would otherwise be considered criminal activity. This brief identifies the variance among state jurisdictions in determining what constitutes self-defense. Issues relevant to homicide researchers are also addressed. To read the brief, click here. …

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2002 HRWG Annual Meeting Proceedings

HRWG Proceedings 2002 DONATION LEVELS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The Center for Homicide Research offers one of the finest internship programs in the United States. Distanced-based electronic internships begin in Fall of 2020. Qualifying students come from undergraduate, graduate and law schools. Apply

2001 HRWG Annual Meeting Proceedings

HRWG Proceedings 2001 DONATION LEVELS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The Center for Homicide Research offers one of the finest internship programs in the United States. Distanced-based electronic internships begin in Fall of 2020. Qualifying students come from undergraduate, graduate and law schools. Apply

2002 HRWG Annual Meeting Proceedings

HRWG Proceedings 2002 DONATION LEVELS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES The Center for Homicide Research offers one of the finest internship programs in the United States. Distanced-based electronic internships begin in Fall of 2020. Qualifying students come from undergraduate, graduate and law schools. Apply

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Civil Rights: A Public Policy Agenda for Uniting a Divided America

Called, “Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Civil Rights: A Public Policy Agenda for Uniting a Divided America,” this book is now available. It is edited by Wallace Swan and published by Taylor & Francis. One chapter authored by Dallas Drake of the Center for Homicide Research is titled: “Understanding Economic Power Dynamics as a Method to Combat …

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Behavioral Patterns in the Body Disposals of Female Intimate-Partners

This 14-page research report is “law-enforcement sensitive,” meaning that it is not available to the general public. Based on 150 homicide cases where female intimates were murdered and then disposed of (and later found), this report lays out a detailed account of how offenders disposed of bodies or human remains. Common and uncommon patterns were …

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Intimate Partner Homicide-Suicide: The Role of Media in Depicting Life-Ending Events

A special program of the Center for Homicide Research involves the opportunity to become an Associate Researcher. This allows serious academic researchers to obtain the technical and material support of the Center for select independent projects. Susan McCormick Hadley, a student at Fielding Graduate University, pursued her doctoral dissertation with us during the 2013-14 year. …

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Beyond “The Perfect Murder”: The Public Health Model In Contemporary Open-Data Journalism

The nature of mass media has changed from a centralized model of traditional journalism to a decentralized model heavily based on open-data and instantaneous social media communication. The Center for Homicide Research examined the issue of whether new forms of media follow best practices for reporting on and providing information on homicide. Researchers hypothesized that traditional …

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