Los Angeles police were investigating Sunday the fatal stabbing of a homeless man behind a liquor store in Woodland Hills. The victim was a transient who was stabbed multiple times near the back door of a liquor store.
Violent crime investigations involve a variety of information gathering tactics, including interviewing victims, interviewing possible witnesses and combing the crime scene. When a violent crime is committed against a homeless person however, it makes gather evidence incredibly difficult. If the violent crime committed is murder, it makes the crime even more difficult to investigate and prosecute. For police and detectives investigating violent crimes, if the victim has no home or have a community that can support the investigation, it makes things difficult.
Violent crime investigations include a behavioral analysis, which is done to provide behavioral based investigative and operational support by applying case experience, research, and training to complex and time-sensitive crimes, typically involving acts or threats of violence.
Law enforcement investigators may also enter certain violent crime information into a database for comparison and possible matches with unsolved cases. Additionally, criteria cases with an unidentified offender may be submitted for database comparison.
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