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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 investigation. Research Brief Resources for …

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Handbook of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Administration and Policy

© 2004 Marcel Dekker A new book from publisher Marcel Dekker (now Taylor & Francis)  includes significant contributions by Center for Homicide Research’s principal researcher Dallas Drake about criminal justice and homicide in the GLBT community. The book, Handbook of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Trans-gender Administration and Policy, edited by Wallace Swan, was published in January …

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Staged Hunting Mishaps and Criminal Homicide

In May 1988 a lesbian couple, camping along the Appalachian Trail were shot by a cave-dwelling mountain man who came across them engaged in intimate activity. One victim died at the scene and the other suffered serious injuries. When approached by the authorities the offender initially claimed the shooting had been a simple hunting accident. …

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Accidental Discharges by the Police

With the enactment of new laws and a national debate on whether teachers should be armed, the Center for Homicide Research examined the issue of accidental discharges by schoolteachers. Researchers found that one group of current firearm users were also experiencing accidental discharges – the police. Firearm advocates propose that teacher training should match that …

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Sex Strikes: Boycotting Sex as a Homicide Prevention Tactic

Sex Strikes, or withholding sexual activity as a means of stopping homicide has been used around the world. Little has been written about this as a homicide prevention strategy, yet it has been enacted in many countries around the world. This brief pulls together information about its origin, implementation, and success. To access the brief, click …

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How to Locate Missing Vehicles in Suspected Homicide Cases

The Homicide Center is re-titling this research brief to better describe its content. When people go missing under suspicious circumstances, it is often easier to track and locate their missing motor vehicle rather than their person. Written by an emergency communications center supervisor, this brief outlines strategies for helping to locate difficult-to-find missing vehicles. To …

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