Improving Systematic Response in the Face of Homicide: Family and Friends of Homicide Victims Service Needs

Jed Metzger, Jeanna Mastrocinque, Peter Navratil, Catherine Cerulli

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Homicide is a pressing issue in America. This study used qualitative data obtained from focus groups of family and friends of homicide victims (FFHV) to assess and better meet the needs of victims post homicide. The study results posit myriad changes to the systematic response to homicide. The article concludes with recommendations for training and resources, with specific attention to legal, law enforcement, medical, and behavioral health providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)522-532
Number of pages11
JournalViolence and victims
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Law

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