Homicide Watch covers every murder, from crime to conviction, and organizes information around victims and suspects. We follow an "open notebook" policy, meaning almost everything we use in our reporting process ends up on the site: legal documents, a calendar of upcoming court dates, raw press releases and wanted posters are all available for readers.
We make an extra effort to bring in the voices of those affected by violent crime. Families of victims and suspects can write guest posts and share their experiences directly, and we highlight the best comments we receive.
For more on how Homicide Watch operates, listen to this interview with On the Media: http://www.onthemedia.org/2012/aug/17/homicide-watch/