Responding to Homicide and Shooting Scenes: A Review of Procedural Justice Practice in the US

Research Report

Responding to Homicide and Shooting Scenes: A Review of Procedural Justice Practice in the US

Abstract

This report summarizes findings from a national review of practice regarding police interactions with the community at shooting and homicide scenes. Based on interviews and focus groups with police personnel and community partners representing nine jurisdictions across the nation, this review concludes that procedurally just conduct at shooting scenes requires departments to establish a uniform vision of community engagement, build capacity and training infrastructure to ground procedural justice concepts and practices in the department, and forge authentic partnerships with community leaders and community-based agencies before, during, and after such events.

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