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Getting the Perpetrator Incorporated and Prioritized in Homicide Investigations: The Development and Evaluation of a Case-Specific Element Library (C-SEL)

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Values, Technology and Innovation, Safety and Security Science, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, 2628 BX Delft, The Netherlands
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RTI Laboratories, Dutch Police, 3709 JA Zeist, The Netherlands
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TNO Defense, Safety and Security, 2597 AK The Hague, The Netherlands
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(17), 6430; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17176430
Received: 23 July 2020 / Revised: 21 August 2020 / Accepted: 1 September 2020 / Published: 3 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Psycho-criminology, Crime, and the Law)
Homicide investigators in the digital era have access to an increasing amount of data and the processing of all persons of interest and pieces of evidence has become nearly impossible. This paper describes the development and evaluation of a case-specific element library (C-SEL) that can be used to incorporate and prioritize persons of interest in homicide investigations. In a survey, 107 experts in the field of criminal investigation assigned an initial score to the elements. Each element was extended with underlying factors that can be used to adjust the initial score based on the relevance and credibility of the source. A case study was conducted using three Dutch real-world cases to evaluate the methodology. The results look promising and are better than four methodologies currently used in practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: person of interest; homicide; criminal investigation; prioritization; incorporation; perpetrator; C-SEL person of interest; homicide; criminal investigation; prioritization; incorporation; perpetrator; C-SEL
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Sutmuller, A.D.; den Hengst, M.; Barros, A.I.; van Gelder, P. Getting the Perpetrator Incorporated and Prioritized in Homicide Investigations: The Development and Evaluation of a Case-Specific Element Library (C-SEL). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 6430.

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