murder

2606, 2013

Children are everyone’s responsibility – some reflections in the aftermath of the Keanu Williams case

By |June 26th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on Children are everyone’s responsibility – some reflections in the aftermath of the Keanu Williams case

By Dr Liz Yardley, Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology

This week we have seen 25-year-old Rebecca Shuttleworth receive a minimum sentence of 18 years for the murder of her son, 2-year-old Keanu Williams. The abuse that Keanu experienced led him to suffer more than 35 injuries between November 2010 and January 2011. He […]

1406, 2013

“You can give any muppet a gun” – so let’s not make Dale Cregan the latest celebrity ‘hard man’

By |June 14th, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on “You can give any muppet a gun” – so let’s not make Dale Cregan the latest celebrity ‘hard man’

By Dr Liz Yardley, Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology

Today we saw the conclusion of the trial of Dale Cregan, the 29 year-old Manchester man who admitted to killing PC Fiona Bone and PC Nicola Hughes in a gun and grenade attack on 18 September last year. Earlier in 2012 he had killed […]

306, 2013

As Oscar Pistorius takes centre stage, let’s not forget the victims

By |June 3rd, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on As Oscar Pistorius takes centre stage, let’s not forget the victims

By Dr Liz Yardley, Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology

This week will see the world cast eyes once again on Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprinter previously known for his achievements on the athletics track, notably as the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics. Pistorius is due to stand trial later […]

3005, 2013

More questions than answers in the April Jones case – Mark Bridger and the power of silence

By |May 30th, 2013|In The News|1 Comment

By Dr Liz Yardley, Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology

Today the jury in the April Jones case returned a guilty verdict upon the defendant, Mark Bridger. This comes almost 8 months after April disappeared on 1 October 2012.

Bridger is something of a mystery to us as criminologists – much has been made of […]

2005, 2013

Fathers who kill their children – a sad reminder of the facts around child murder

By |May 20th, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on Fathers who kill their children – a sad reminder of the facts around child murder

By Dr Liz Yardley, Deputy Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology

News is breaking today of Julian Stevenson, a 48 year old British man who killed his two children in France. These cases never fail to shock us, going against the central concern of any parent – protecting their children from harm. The Centre for Applied […]