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 →

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 →

REVIEW OF A STALKING HOMICIDE

Today we have taken on the review of a stalking homicide which happened a number of years ago. We aim to gather data to enable us to analyse what happened, and whether current knowledge and practices would potentially have revealed the danger this victim was in. We are talking to family members and looking at... Continue Reading →

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