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Dissemination of the Center’s research about homicide and its related phenomena is core to the mission of the Center for Homicide Research. The research and presentations by Center for Homicide Research researchers have been published in numerous places.

Surveillance of Dead Bodies

Before searching for murdered bodies or human remains, it is useful to examine where bodies are allowed in society–where bodies should be–and where they should not. This report gathers very divergent information on where to expect and not expect discovery of human remains and should be read by anyone engaged...

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Investigating Shoes & Sexual Homicide

Shoes have a long history of connections with sexual and sex-related homicides including everything from fantasies (shoe fetishes) to weaponization of stiletto heels. This report contains critical background for understanding the relevance of shoes and homicide. Read Here.

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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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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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