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Violent Crimes Against the Homeless: Hard to Prosecute

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Sep 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

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. Tagged as: jury trial defense

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Dmitry Gorin

Dmitry Gorin is a licensed attorney, who has been involved in criminal trial work and pretrial litigation since 1994. Before becoming partner in Eisner Gorin LLP, Mr. Gorin was a Senior Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles Courts for more than ten years. As a criminal tri...


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