In October 2017, seasoned violent crime prosecutors spent a day and a half sharing their ideas about how to improve the investigation of violent crimes. Much of the focus was on the pre-arrest involvement of the prosecutor, particularly with regard to homicides. Following the meeting structure, this paper tracks the various phases of an investigation and provides an overview of the
issues discussed, along with representative descriptions of the approaches used and challenges faced by the participating
jurisdictions. The goal is to prompt further thought and discussion in the field about best practice solutions.