Research Agenda

A guiding principle at the Homicide Center is that our work should focus on marginalized and under-represented areas of homicide. Our goal is to augment what is already being done in homicide research and to help organize what is commonly available. As such, our research agenda includes novel areas of study as well as some expected topics. We vary long-term data collection and study with shorter-term investigations.

  • Convenience Store Killings
  • Body Disposal Detection
  • Posed Bodies Recognition in Sexual Homicides
  • Mapping the Life-course of a Homicide Cluster
  • Homicide Among the Homeless
  • Detection of Crime Scene Staging
  • Male Prostitution Homicide
  • Missing Victim Homicides
  • Intimate-Partner Homicides
  • Transgender and Transsexual Homicides
  • Knife Weapon Homicide
  • Street Crime Communication Systems
  • Solvability of Homosexual Homicides
  • Gang and Drug Homicides
  • Rhythmic Cycles of Homicide