Check Out BJA’s Recent Publication – 10 Things Law Enforcement Executives Can Do To Positively Impact Homicide Investigation Outcomes

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently released a new publication, 10 Things Law Enforcement Executives Can Do to Positively Impact Homicide Investigation Outcomes, which offers ten recommendations that will help executives support homicide investigations, investigators, and the communities they serve. The publication focuses on the administrative environment necessary to support successful homicide investigation outcomes and underscores the need to look more holistically at homicide investigation outcomes to improve perception, understanding, and overall effectiveness. Among the ten recommendations for law enforcement executives are investigate relationships with the homicide unit, mandate information sharing, manage political and public expectations of homicide investigations, and know the numbers. BJA also developed a companion guide, Homicide Process Mapping: Best Practices for Increasing Homicide Clearances, which provides an insight into “what works” in homicide investigations and identifies effective approaches and key elements of practice for managing these investigations. On both publications, BJA partnered with the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Institute for Intergovernmental Research to gather data, evidence, and best practices from several law enforcement agencies around the country. To download the publication, click here.