New on the IACP Blog: Conference Spotlight: Open Forum on Homicide Investigative Practices

Homicide investigation closure rates have become critical performance indicators for law enforcement across the U.S. However, the complexity of homicide cases and the significant level of variables often make it difficult to explain low clearance rates, or even understand why other rates are high. In either case, we know that thorough practices in homicide investigations have a direct impact on arrests, prosecutions, and clearance rates.