Thursday, September 26, 2013

PGPD Homicide Unit Studied by International Scholar

Fiona Brookman in center, with members of PGPD's Homicide Unit

The Prince George’s County Police Department hosted an international scholar who crossed the Atlantic in order to study the inner workings of the department’s homicide unit.  Fiona Brookman just wrapped up a 12-week visit with the team.  Brookman is a Professor of Criminology at the University of South Wales. 

While here, Brookman joined detectives at crime scenes, reviewed case files and observed pre-trial meetings with members of the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office.  She also focused on the structure of the homicide unit and individual squads and how these compare to similar teams in the United Kingdom.

“Professor Brookman’s decision to study and hopefully learn from our unit is a true compliment. We benefited from her time with us as well,” said Captain George Nichols, Assistant Commander of the Criminal Investigation Division.

Professor Brookman is using what she learned while with the PGPD as part of her research for a series of academic papers and a book that she is writing on homicide investigations. 

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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