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Top 10 Recommendations for Improving the Investigation of Fatal and Non-fatal Shootings

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Date Published
September 2023
3 pages

This brief published as part of the National Case Closed Project provides the top 10 recommendations for improving the investigation of fatal and non-fatal shootings.


This National Case Closed Project (NCCP) brief provides a list of the top recommendations that law enforcement agencies can follow to improve their investigations of shootings. These recommendations were drawn from NCCP site assessments and from prior assessments or reviews conducted as part of U.S. Department of Justice–supported initiatives. The adoption of these recommendations by law enforcement agencies and their partners can result in a more effective and consistent response to shootings and improve case outcomes. The NCCP) is a Bureau of JusticeAssistance initiative that supports law enforcement agencies nationwide in improving their violent crime clearance rates, especially for fatal and non-fatal shootings cases. Project support to agencies is provided through custom training and technical assistance and tailored recommendations developed from comprehensive site assessments.

Date Published: September 1, 2023