Boston, Massachusetts, Smart Policing Initiative II - Improving Homicide Clearance Rates: The Value of Analysis to Guide Investments in Investigative Policies and Practices

The Boston SPI II offers several important lessons for law enforcement agencies seeking to improve their homicide clearance rates. The Boston intervention demonstrates the value of enhancing investigative resources and of adopting a comprehensive resource mindset rather than focusing on one particular resource. The Boston SPI II also demonstrates the effectiveness of the problem-oriented policing approach for analyzing and identifying problems with homicide investigative processes, developing responses to those problems, and assessing the impact of the responses.

Author: Anthony A. Braga and Desiree Dusseault

Federal Sponsor Agency: BJA

Provider: CNA

Publication Date: July 2017

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