Researcher, advocate, and associate professor of criminal justice, Dr. Ashley Wellman – ashleywellman.com, joins us to discuss the experiences of families who have lost a loved one to homicide. We talk about her current survey for victims’ family members, why closure doesn’t exist but a new normal can, differences in grieving for solved and unsolved cases, and relationships with media and law enforcement after a family member is murdered.
In an effort to better understand the experiences, needs, and concerns of homicide survivors, Dr. Ashley Wellman is asking individuals who have experienced the homicide of a family member to participate in a survey. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes and will ask information specific to the homicide and subsequent investigation (and trial for solved cases), as well as questions related to the survivors’ emotional and physical health. Information will be used to enhance social support services/resources for families and to inform homicide survivor-specific law enforcement practices.
This study has been approved by UCM’s Institutional Review Board, and all questions/inquiries should be directed to Dr. Ashley Wellman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you in advance for your consideration. Click this link to access the survey: goo.gl/EekVsw