Episode 269 | Just Improving Fatal and Non-fatal Shooting Investigations
Brinton, J., Strom, K., & Skaggs, J. (2023, December 1). Just Science. Just Improving Fatal and Non-Fatal Shooting Investigations. [Audio podcast episode]. U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance. https://forensicrti.org/just-science-episode-269/
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Dr. Kevin J. Strom is a Center Director at RTI International, where he leads the Center for Policing Research and Investigative Science, which conducts research, technical assistance, and training across a range of topics related to policing, investigations, and forensic science. His portfolio includes projects focused on the United States as well as internationally. Dr. Strom has led projects for the U.S. Department of Justice, including studies to increase efficiencies for processing forensic evidence as well as research developing more strategic and tactical applications for 911 calls-for-service data. He currently leads the national Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Training and Technical Assistance project, which is supporting state and local jurisdictions from across the country in testing, investigating, and prosecuting cases associated with previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits. He also leads the National Crime Statistics Exchange project, an effort aimed at generating nationally representative, incident-based data on crimes reported to U.S. law enforcement agencies.
John Skaggs retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in July 2017 after serving more than 30 years. For 24 years, he was assigned to homicide investigations as a detective, supervisor, and officer-in-charge. In 2015, John was recruited by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide homicide best practices training and assessments to police agencies across the country. He continues to provide this training in his retirement. John is a second-generation homicide detective and is featured in the award-winning, non-fiction book, Ghettoside by Jill Leovy.