Homicide

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  • Murder-Suicide: When Killing Yourself Isn’t Enough

    Although murder-suicides are relatively uncommon, they account for 5% of all homicidal deaths in this country, and murder-suicides appear to be occurring with increasing frequency in the USA. Medical studies estimate that between 1,000 and 1,500 deaths...

    Article • July 19th, 2012

  • Cold hits

    In Missouri, the Kansas City Police Department’s (KCPD’s) cold case squad and crime laboratory, with the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, form a winning team. All three have been awarded National Institute of Justice DNA grants. Since January...

    Article • October 17th, 2011

  • Child death investigation training

    Because unexplained child deaths are not common, law enforcement must rely on good training and good tools

    Article • July 22nd, 2011

  • Man Serving Life For Officer's Death Back In Court

    A man who claims he was framed in the 1970 murder of an Omaha police officer is making an appeal on Friday in Douglas County District Court. Edward Poindexter is one of two men serving life sentences for the murder of Omaha police Officer Larry...

    Article • March 21st, 2011

  • The rationale of culpability

          A recent review of the 3-year-old shooting incident at Virginia Tech by the U.S. Education Department found the university was too slow in its community alert on that day, which could be in violation of a federal "timely-warning" law...

    Article • June 1st, 2010

  • Friendlier, more efficient PSAP

    Voice analytic technology helps 911 PSAPs examine calls for crime analysis and investigations

    Article • May 1st, 2010

  • Learning to read the danger signs

    Maryland patrol officers take an extra step to end domestic violence homicides

    Article • March 31st, 2010

  • Lives cut short

         As I write I am looking at photos of four dead police officers, all from the Lakewood (Wash.) Police Department (LPD). By the time this issue of Law Enforcement Technology hits the streets, the way these four officers were gunned down and...

    Article • February 1st, 2010

  • The crime scene evidence you're ignoring

    Computers and cell phones aren't the only digital devices that hold evidence

    Article • October 1st, 2009

  • DNA saves

    More states are finding collecting DNA upon arrest saves lives, money and time

    Article • February 1st, 2009

  • What Happened To Darren Russell In China?

    "I'm scared. I've never been so scared in my entire life." Cause of death was blunt force trauma, manner of death - homicide

    Article • June 2nd, 2008

  • Just a pinch of cyanide

    The basics of homicidal poisoning investigations

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • Keeping Victims and Survivors In The Loop

    Garrett considers victims an integral and important part of the case. The importance of understanding the impact of crime victimization is essential

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • Forensic Autopsy--A Body of Clues

    A murder victim's body is often a source of invaluable clues to what has happened at a crime scene. It is the job of the forensic pathologist performing a forensic autopsy to discover, collect and document these clues.

    Article • August 27th, 2007

  • Praying for a breakthrough

    Solving cold case investigations without DNA evidence is not impossible

    Article • August 15th, 2007

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