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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Center to Participate in Children’s Theatre Production of The Laramie Project

The homicide of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student from Laramie, Wyoming, was the inspiration for the award-winning play by Moises Kaufman, The Laramie Project.  A staging of this play by the Children’s Theatre’s Senior Company Class will offer students, young people and community members the opportunity to explore issues of homophobia, hate crime […]

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Minneapolis-St. Paul Minnesota Historical Homicides Become Focus of Special Project

A new research initiative being undertaken at the Center for Homicide is showing that these perceptions are not correct. The number and locations of homicide incidents in the metropolitan area have changed over time, moved, and affected different populations and ethnic/racial communities over time. These findings are in stark contrast to widely held beliefs about […]

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Principal Researcher Honored as 2007 Pride Grand Marshal

Principal Researcher Dallas Drake has been chosen as the 2007 Grand Marshal for the Twin Cities Pride Festival.  Grand Marshall is the highest award given as part of the celebration and honors leaders in the community for their efforts and accomplishments. According to the selection committee, Drake’s current leadership in his efforts to understand and […]

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Center to Host 2007 Conference of Homicide Researchers

The Center for Homicide Research hosted the 2007 annual meeting of the Homicide Research Working Group (HRWG). The June 2007 meeting brought together some of the most well-respected and innovative professionals in the fields of research, law enforcement, and prevention. This will be the first time that the conference will be held in the Twin […]

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Center Researcher Trains Homicide and Death Investigators

Center for Homicide Research’s Principal Researcher Dallas Drake recently presented on homicide in the LGBT community at the 13th Annual Homicide Conference. More than 80 law enforcement professionals and homicide investigators attended Drake’s four-hour lecture and discussion to identify, understand and investigate homicides involving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender offenders and victims. This presentation is […]

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Center Wins Award

The Center recently received a prestigious award for its work in preventing and understanding GLBT homicide.  In June, the Center was awarded a 2006 PRIDE Award given annually by Lavender, Minnesota’s GLBT Magazine. The PRIDE Awards are named for the acronym “People Rallying Individuality, Diversity, and Equality. The editors of Lavender noted that “…perhaps CHR’s […]

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News Media Coverage

The Crime Report – August 2014  “Should Teachers Be Armed?” by Staff Report Village News (Harris County, TX) – October 2012  “This Harris County Sheriff’s Office Team Are Heroes to Grieving Families as They Tackle and Solve Cold Case Files.” by Michelle Leigh Smith   MLive.com (Flint Journal, MI) – September 2012  “Flint’s Homicide Epidemic: […]

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