Homicide and Missing Persons Reviews (66A/22)
Do you have a specific policy in place for reviewing homicide investigations? (yes or no).
Do you have a designated review team, e.g. Major Crime Review Team, Cold Case Unit? (yes or no). If yes, please specify the name of the team/unit/department.
Which types of review might you conduct for homicide investigations? Please respond yes or no to each of the following. Where reviews are undertaken, please specify all individuals who might be involved in the review, e.g. Senior Investigating Officer, Review Officer, Forensic Scientist, Crime Scene Manager, etc.:
72 hours? If yes, please specify who might be involved in the review.
7-10 days? If yes, please specify who might be involved in the review.
28 days? If yes, please specify who might be involved in the review.
Cold case review? If yes, please specify who might be involved in the review.
Conclusion (may also be known as a debrief)? If yes, please specify who might be involved in the review.
Other? If yes, please specify the type of review and who might be involved.
Do you have a specific policy in place for reviewing missing people? (yes or no).
Which role or team have responsibility for reviewing missing people? (please specify).
At what point might you review a missing person? (please specify, indicating, for example, how this is based on risk and/or period missing or other factors).
Do you have an independent case review panel or independent members who are involved in reviews of homicide investigations and/or missing people? (yes/no). If yes, please specify which kinds of review they are involved in.
Please find attached our response.
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.