Murder Book - A Profile of the Los Angeles Police Department's Homicide Case Management Framework

In the early 1980s, the LAPD developed a homicide investigation case file structure, entitled the Murder Book, to bring organization and standardization to homicide case files. The uniform structure of the Murder Book allows anyone involved in a homicide investigation, including detectives, supervisors, and prosecutors, to review and locate key investigative reports, photos, and other materials in a standardized manner. As a result of utilizing the Murder Book, LAPD homicide detectives are able to more effectively manage their investigative caseload. Retired Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Homicide Detective John Skaggs will discuss each component of the LAPD Murder Book case management framework. Detective Skaggs will describe the value it brings to detectives, prosecutors, and others involved in law enforcement investigation and prosecution. This webinar is intended for police departments that do not have a standardized case file structure for their homicide investigations or those that are seeking to improve an existing case file structure.

Author: John Skaggs

Federal Sponsor Agency: BJA

Provider: Police Foundation

Publication Date: March 2018

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