The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP); the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), in partnership with the National Forensic Science and Technology Center (NFSTC), held a Homicide Investigation Symposium July 14-16, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. The meeting convened Federal, State, local and tribal law enforcement officers who investigate homicide cases.

The symposium encompassed a variety of topics related to homicide investigations including:

The goal in hosting this symposium was to impart the knowledge, skills and resources to enable the criminal justice community to more effectively investigate homicide cases.