The LAPD Murder Book is an example of a case file structure that can be adapted and customized by agencies seeking to implement a case file management structure. The Murder Book case file structure has been used successfully by LAPD for nearly four decades. It ensures proper documentation of a homicide investigation, facilitates effective case supervision, meets the needs of prosecutors for successful prosecution, and supports a cold case investigation should the case be reinvestigated.
Author: Detective John Skaggs (Ret. LAPD)
Federal Sponsor Agency: BJA
Provider: Police Foundation
Publication Date: February 2018