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LGBT Homicide Infographic 2024

This infographic is authored May 2024 by Audriaunna Wylie. References [1] Drake, D. (2004). Recognizing gay homicide. Center for Homicide Research. http://homicidecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07Research_Brief_Recognizing_Gay_Homicide.pdf [2] Rosario, R. (2012, January 7). Ruben Rosario: Haunted by one killing, researcher studies thousands. Twin Cities. Ruben Rosario: Haunted by one killing, researcher studies thousands [3] Drake, D. S. (2016). Intrapsychic motivations …

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Disaster Criminology Used to Investigate Minneapolis 2020 Homicide Wave 

A Minneapolis non-fatal shooting in summer of 2021 at 13th & Lake St. E., Police performed CPR until the Paramedics arrived (Photo by Dallas Drake). Minneapolis  was  struck  by  two  co-occurringdisasters  in  2020.  First  on  March  6th   thepresident announced COVID-19 had appearedin the United States and soon Minnesota haddeveloped lethal cases of Corona Virus. Thesevereness  …

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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. To access the brief, …

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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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