Domestic Homicides and Death Reviews - United Kingdom

Joanne Payton, Amanda Robinson, Fiona Brookman

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    Abstract

    In 2003, Julia Pemberton and her son, William, were murdered by her estranged husband. This crime revealed a disturbing lack of preparedness on the part of the police and resulted in sustained campaigning for accountability on the part of Julia’s family. This case, which will be discussed in more detail later in this chapter, formed the main stimulus for the adoption of Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) within the United Kingdom. In this chapter, we provide an overview of the prevalence and nature of domestic homicide in the United Kingdom, and the systems in place to respond to domestic abuse. We also explore the development and operation of DHRs, including a summary of emergent themes, and conclude by sketching potential directions for their improvement.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDomestic Homicide and Death Reviews
    Subtitle of host publication An International Perspective
    EditorsMyrna Dawson
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Pages91-123
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-56276-0
    ISBN (Print)978-1-137-56275-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2017

    Keywords

    • domestic homicides
    • domestic violence and abuse
    • domestic (partner) homicide
    • Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs)
    • United Kingdom
    • Police response
    • Police Accountability
    • Death Reviews
    • serious case reviews

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