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GLBT Homicide Analysis

The Center for Homicide Research conducted an in-depth statistical analysis of its GLBT Homicide Database in 2006. This study combines data analysis from CHR itself and from the FBI’s database. When looking at the demographic makeup of gay homicides, several key findings stick out. The CHR found that from gay...

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When Is The Death of a Fetus a Homicide?

This brief will look at the issue of classifying a fetal death as a homicide.  Some of the difficulties presented by language in this context will be discussed, as well as the different types of laws currently in place.  Issues relevant to homicide investigators and researchers will also be considered....

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Resources for Police and Law Enforcement

The mission of the Center for Homicide Research is to develop research that will assist in increasing the solvability of all homicide cases. To that end, the Center is developing wide-ranging expertise on the topic of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender homicide. The Center’s expertise may aid in active homicide...

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Recognizing Gay Homicide

One of the most critical components of examining gay homicide is to accurately recognize and label cases as gay.  Law enforcement officials often do not identify the sexual orientation of victims or offenders, except in certain cases which may qualify under the legal definition of hate-crime. The purpose of labeling...

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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.

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