The Effect of COVID-19 on Community-Engaged Homicide Research

Millan A. AbiNader, Jill T. Messing, Jesenia Pizarro, Jacquelyn Campbell

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COVID-19 transformed society, affecting how every sector conducted work. Researchers, law enforcement, and social service agencies had to adapt procedures to a virtual space—moving participant recruitment, warrant requests, and protection orders online. Researcher-practitioner partnerships also altered, halting in-person data collection and agencies having limited time to support guests, regardless of interest. While some COVID-19-related challenges will likely subside, the future of these partnerships seems to have permanently shifted. In this research note, we reflect on these shifts using an example of an intimate partner homicide study to discuss research adaptions to COVID-19 and the future of community-engaged homicide research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-361
Number of pages9
JournalHomicide Studies
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2022


  • COVID-19
  • community-engaged research
  • intimate partner homicide
  • methodology
  • practitioner partnerships
  • victim/offender relationship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Law


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