WHEN IS A MURDER NOT A MURDER?

Q. When is a murder not a murder? A. When it is not recorded as such. I am currently working with three families who have suffered the loss of a daughter in circumstances which raised their suspicion about the cause of death. In all three cases the only person present at the time of death... Continue Reading →

A FAMILY STATEMENT

Press release statement shared on behalf of the parents of Michael Hampshire. Inquest into the death of Mic Hampshire "Our beloved son Michael Hampshire was murdered by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan on Sunday the 17th May 2015. The inquest into his death was completed today and the Coroner returned a verdict of "Unlawful Killing".... Continue Reading →

LAUNCH EVENT & CONFERENCE: 12th JUNE

On the 12th June at the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, we will be officially launching the Centre for Learning and Innovation in Public Protection. Running with the event will be the hugely successful Conference on Coercive Control. Please keep this date in your diaries and we will post details as they develop. Homicide Research... Continue Reading →

DART training

We will be offering DART training sessions at the University of Gloucestershire over the next few weeks! The sessions last 4 hours and focus on coercive control, stalking and Intimate Partner Homicide. We will cover risk assessment, the journey to homicide, and best use of Dart. The sessions are suitable for professionals from any agency... Continue Reading →

A BUSY WEEK…

The Homicide Research Group started two new projects this week. First we have partnered with the Hollie Gazzard Trust to begin research into the problems experienced by women who have to work in close physical contact with people who may concern them. Hairdressers, personal trainers and waitresses for example may find themselves harassed and in... Continue Reading →

DOMESTIC HOMICIDE REVIEWS & EXPERT ANALYSIS

Domestic Homicide Reviews were introduced as part of the Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004, and made statutory in 2011. They review the events leading up to any domestic homicide and make recommendations with a view to improving professional practice and preventing future homicide. I have chaired a number of reviews, which has been... Continue Reading →

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