Homicide Investigation Case File Profile: The Los Angeles Police Department Murder Book

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

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