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Murder book

In law enforcement parlance, the term murder book refers to the case file of a murder investigation. Typically, murder books include crime scene photographs and sketches, autopsy and forensic reports, transcripts of investigators' notes and witness interviews. The murder book encapsulates the complete paper trail of a murder investigation, from the time the murder is first reported through the arrest of a suspect.

Law enforcement agencies typically guard murder books carefully, and it is unusual for civilians to be given unfettered access to these kinds of records, especially for unsolved cases.


  • Murder book in modern culture 1
    • In films and television 1.1
    • In literature and publications 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Murder book in modern culture

In films and television

In literature and publications

American crime novelist, Michael Connelly, makes regular references to the meticulous murder books kept by LAPD detective Harry Bosch, particularly in The Black Echo, The Concrete Blonde, The Last Coyote, Trunk Music, The Closers, and The Drop.

See also


  1. ^ (2007-03-16). "Law & Order: Murder Book". Retrieved 2014-03-07. 

External links

  • The Gangs of Los Angeles - The Homicide Library FBI

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