NICAR Commons: Murder, you wrote

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Thomas Hargrove of Murder Accountability Project
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 3:20pm
  • Location: International Foyer
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn how a free online resource developed by a NICAR member allows you to track murders, unsolved murders and victims in your communities. You'll be able to study which homicides police are solving -- or not. You can find specific cases, or track trends. You can even hunt for serial killers. This Website was cited in the final episode of the "Serial" podcast, indicating there may have been a serial killer active in Baltimore in the early 2000s. Taught informally by Tom Hargrove, director of quantified research at Scripps News Washington Bureau.

Speaker Bios

  • Thomas Hargrove is a retired Washington, D.C., -based investigative journalist and White House correspondent. He founded the nonprofit Murder Accountability Project in 2015 to track unsolved homicides. While at Scripps Howard News Service, he developed an algorithm that uses FBI homicide data to identify clusters of murders with an elevated probability of containing serial killings. The algorithm detected an unrealized series of murders in Gary, Ind. @ThomasHargrove

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