What Research Is Needed to Help Family Survivors of Homicide?

Posted on May 4, 2016 in News & Events
What Research Is Needed to Help Family Survivors of Homicide?

Homicide has a dramatic impact that extends beyond the loss of the victim. The victim’s family members, referred to as family survivors of homicide, are impacted emotionally, financially and physically when losing a loved one to murder. Despite the importance of this area, research is still sporadic and insufficient. JPRC staff teamed up with Dan Levey, Executive Director of Parents of Murdered Children, an influential organization in advocating for family survivors of homicide victims, on an article outlining a future research agenda in this area. The article was published in the Spring 2016 issue of Translational Criminology (see pages 13-15).