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Using homicide data to assist murder investigations 06/01/2004

By Brian Francis, Jon Barry, Russell Bowater, Nicky Miller, Keith Soothill, Elizabeth Ackerley

This study explores whether routinely collected statistics on homicide can aid homicide investigation, particularly for hard-to-solve (those taking more than 28 days to solve) and unsolved cases. While most homicides are detected quickly, for up to one quarter of offences the investigative process [law enforcement, homicide investigations, statistics]Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War 05/01/2004

By Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of

The Geneva Convention guidelines for treating prisoners of war [corrections, human rights]Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials 05/01/2004

By Eighth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

The basic principles set forth below, which have been formulated to assist Member States in their task of ensuring and promoting the proper role of law enforcement officials, should be taken into account and respected by Governments within the framework of their national legislation and practice, an [law enforcement]Contributory Factors and the Situation of Children During Incidents of Domestic Violence: A Snapshot 05/01/2004

By Mark Mason

This study aims to discover what factors most frequently contributed to incidents of domestic violence and what proportion of these incidents involved children in some way, and by doing so assesses the size and nature of the problems in this area. This report draws on information about victims [domestic violence, child abuse, violence against women]Retention of police officers: a study of resignations and transfers in ten forces 05/01/2004

By Christine Cooper and Samantha Ingram

Recruiting and retaining staff in the public sector is a problem of national concern. This report shows that the police service has a better than average record in both recruitment and retention. There is at the moment a record number of officers and the rate of leaving is much lower than for most [law enforcement]