Journals and Publications

Journal of Homicide and Major Incident Investigation

The aim of the Journal of Homicide and Major Incident Investigation is to encourage practitioners and policy makers to share professional knowledge and practice.

The Journal is published twice a year by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Homicide Working Group. It contains papers on professional practice, procedure, legislation and developments which are relevant to those investigating homicide and major incidents. 


  • Brookman, F. (2013), ‘Excuses, Excuses: Deconstructing Accounts of Homicide and Sub-Lethal Violence’, in P. Cromwell (Ed), In Their Own Words: Criminals on Crime An Anthology (6th Edition), Los Angeles, California: Roxbury.

  • Brookman, F., and Robinson, A. (2012), ‘Violent Crime’ in M. Maguire, R. M. Morgan and R. Reiner (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Criminology, (5th Edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Kuhns, J., Maguire, E (2011) 'Drug and Alcohol Use by Homicide Victims in Trinidad and Tobago, 2001-2007’, Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology. In Press

  • McCartney, C., Wilson, T., Williams, R (2011) 'Transnational Exchange of Forensic DNA: Viability, Legitimacy’, European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research Vol 17, No. 4, pp 305-322 .

  • Braga, A., Flynn, E., Kelling, G., Cole, C (2011) Moving the Work of Criminal Investigators Towards Crime Control, New Perspectives in Policing

  • Brookman, F. (2010), ‘Homicide’ in F. Brookman, M. Maguire, H. Pierpoint & T. Bennett (Eds.), The Handbook on Crime. Devon: Willan.

  • Maguire, E., King, W., Johnson, D., Katz, C (2010) 'Why homicide clearance rates decrease: evidence from the Caribbean’, Policing and Society, Vol 20, No. 4, pp 373-400.

  • King, W., Maguire, E (2010) 'Assessing the Performance of Systems Designed to Process Criminal Forensic Evidence’, Forensic Science Policy & Management Vol 1, No. 3, pp 159-170.

  • Williams, R (2010) 'Shaping forensic science innovation’, Science & Justice Vol 50, No 1, pp 4-7 ()

  • Lawless, C.J., Williams, R (2010) 'Helping with inquiries or helping with profits? The trails and tribulations of a technology of forensic reasoning’, Social Studies of Science Vol 40, No 5, pp 731-755

  • McCartney, C., Williams, R., Wilson, T (2010) The Future of Forensic Bioinformation

  • Williams, R (2010), ‘In Governing the Challenges of DNA Profiling & Databasing’, DNA Databases and the Forensic Imaginary, Hindmarsh & Prainsack (eds) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Brookman, F., and Stelfox, P. (2009) ‘The Policing of Homicide’, Sage Dictionary of Policing. London: Sage.

  • Wakefield, A., and Brookman, F. (2009) ‘Criminal Investigation’, Sage Dictionary of Policing. London: Sage.

  • Maguire, E (2009) 'Police organizational structure and child sexual abuse case attrition’, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Vol 32, No. 1, pp 157-179.

  • Kuhns, J., Wilson, E., Maguire, E., Ainsworth, S., Clodfelter, T (2009) 'A meta-analysis of marijuana, cocaine and opiate toxicology study findings among homicide victims’ Addition, Vol 104 (7), pp. 1122-1131.

  • Kuhns, J., Wilson, D., Clodfelter, T., Maguire, E., Ainsworth, S (2009) 'A Meta-Analysis of Alcohol Toxicology Study Findings Among Homicide Victims’, Addiction, Vol 106(1), pp. 62-72.

  • Fraser, J., Williams, R (2009), Handbook of Forensic Science, Cullompton, Devon: Willan Publishing.

  • Levi, M., Maguire, M., and Brookman, F. (2007), ‘Violent Crime’ in M. Maguire, R. M. Morgan and R. Reiner (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. 4th Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Nuffield Council on Bioethics (2007) The forensic use of bioinformation: ethical issues. London: Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

  • Johnson, P., Williams, R (2007) European securitization and biometric identification: the uses of genetic profiling, Ann 1st Super Sanita, Vol 43, No 1, pp 36-43.

  • Brookman, F., and Nolan, J. (2006), The Dark Figure of Infanticide in England and Wales: Complexities of Diagnosis’, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21/7: 869-889.

  • Bennett, R., Morabito, M (2006), ‘Determinants of Constables’ Perceptions of Community Support in Three Developing Nations’, Police Quarterly, Vol 9, No. 2, pp 234-265.

  • Maguire, M., and Brookman, F. (2005), ‘Violent and Sexual Crime’, in N. Tilley (Ed.) Handbook of Crime Prevention: Theory, Policy and Practice. Devon: Willan.

  • Brookman, F., and Maguire, M. (2005), ‘Reducing Homicide: A Review of the Possibilities’, Crime, Law and Social Change, 42: 325-403.

  • Brookman, F. (2005), Understanding Homicide. London: Sage

  • Williams, R., Johnson, P (2005) 'Inclusiveness, Effectiveness and Intrusiveness: Issues in the Developing Uses of DNA Profiling in Support of Criminal Investigations’, Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics pp 545-558

  • Williams, R., Johnson, P (2004) ‘Wonderment and dread’: representations of DNA in ethical disputes about forensic DNA databases, New Genetics and Society, Vol 23, No 2, pp 205-223.

  • Johnson, P., Williams, R (2004) Post-conviction DNA testing: the UK’s first ‘exoneration’ case, Science & Justice, Vol 44, No 2, pp 77-82.

  • Williams, R., Johnson, P., Martin, P (2004) Genetic Information & Crime Investigation: Social, Ethical and Public Policy Aspects of the Establishment, Expansion and Police Use of National DNA Database.

  •  Bennett, R. (2004), ‘Calling for Service: Mobilization of the Police Across Sociocultural Environments’, Police Practice and Research, Vol 5, No. 1, pp 25-41.

  • Bennett, R. (1997), ‘Excessive Force: A Comparative Study of Police in the Caribbean’, Justice Quarterly, Vol 14, No. 4, pp 651-686.

  • Bennett, R. (1997), ‘Job Satisfaction Among Police Constables: A Comparative Study in Three Developing Nations’, Justice Quarterly, Vol 14, No. 2, pp 295-323.