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The Center for Homicide Research’s principal researcher Dallas Drake is a frequent presenter, trainer or guest lecturer on various topics in law enforcement and the community. Drake is very willing to customize presentations and develop trainings to meet specific needs or to address specific issues of concern to the intended audience.

Some of the topics available include:

  • The Police Role in the Prevention of Homicide
  • Investigating the Sexually Deviant Homicide
  • Posed Body Homicide Cases: Identifying the Basic Types
  • Evaluating Signature Aspect in Homicide Incidents
  • Sexual Asphyxia and Equivocal Death Investigations
  • Arson-Associated Homicide an Investigation of Fire as a Weapon
  • Gay Homicide 101 – An Overview of the LGBT Community, Its History and Current Issues
  • LGBT Semiotics (Symbology) – Recognizing and Understanding the Use of Images, Symbols, and Culture in the LGBT Community (this training is especially helpful for law enforcement who may not recognize an LGBT person as a victim or offender when analyzing a homicide scene)
  • Homicide Involving LGBT Victims and Offenders (includes overviews of weapons typology, victimology, offender profiles, and investigational recommendations)
  • Crime in the LGBT Community Homicide and Its Related Phenomena
  • Literature Reviews and Resources on LGBT Homicide

To discuss scheduling a seminar or workshop, please contact Dallas Drake via email.


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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