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Homicide review committees

Health Factors: Community Safety
Decision Makers: Local Government State Government Federal Government Nonprofit Leaders
Evidence Rating: Expert Opinion
Population Reach: 50-99% of WI's population
Impact on Disparities: No impact on disparities likely

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Description

Homicide Review Commissions review homicides from a multi-level, multi-disciplinary, and multi-agency perspective and provide recommendations for reducing homicide to police and community organizations (CUPH-MHRC).

Expected Beneficial Outcomes

Reduced homicide rates
Improved communication regarding homicide victims, suspects, witnesses & locations

Evidence of Effectiveness

Homicide Review Commissions, as implemented in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are a suggested strategy to reduce homicides (US DOJ-COPS 2010). Districts which have implemented the program demonstrated a substantial drop in homicides compared to districts without the program (US DOJ-COPS 2010). However, additional evidence is needed to confirm effects.

Implementation

United States

The Chicago, Flint, Indianapolis, and New Orleans Police Departments have expressed interest in receiving training and technical assistance in homicide review from the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission (US DOJ-COPS 2010).

Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission operates in Milwaukee (US DOJ-COPS 2010).

Implementation Resources

MHRC - City of Milwaukee. Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission (MHRC). Accessed on January 27, 2016

Citations - Description

CUPH-MHRC - Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission (MHRC). Milwaukee homicide review commission. Milwaukee: Center for Urban Population Health (CUPH). Accessed on March 15, 2016

Citations - Evidence

US DOJ-COPS 2010 - US Department of Justice (US DOJ). COPS to fund Milwaukee partnership to support an innovative homicide review process. Dispatch: e-newsletter. 2010:3(12). Accessed on March 1, 2017

Citations - Implementation

US DOJ-COPS 2010 - US Department of Justice (US DOJ). COPS to fund Milwaukee partnership to support an innovative homicide review process. Dispatch: e-newsletter. 2010:3(12). Accessed on March 1, 2017

Page Last Updated

June 28, 2012