Homicide investigations: modern UK perspectives

Homicide investigations: modern UK perspectives

Whilst some research exists on homicide investigations, there is still a lack of research on criminal investigation, together with the challenges of investigative effectiveness, legitimacy and status.

Dominant themes that emerge from many of the research papers in this special edition are: the effects of government austerity measures on resources and workload; the rise of technology and its detrimental effects upon police investigations; the current issues associated with disclosure; oversight of investigations; organizational arrangements for investigations; and the importance of experience, training and knowledge in investigators.

Homocide co-victims: confidence in the criminal justice system,Investigating homicide offender typologies based on their clinical histories and crime scene behaviour patterns,Investigating homicide: back to the future,Investigative challenges relating to gang-related homicide: Senior investigating officers’ perspectives,Police practice in cases of sudden and unexpected child death in England and Wales: an investigative deficit?,Reviewing the situation: practitioner perspectives on the use and effectiveness of 28-day homicide reviews,What's going on?

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