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International Seminar on Domestic Homicide
Mon 12 June 2017, 09:30 – 16:00 BST
The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (Queen's University Belfast) and the Connect Centre for International Research on Violence and Harm (University of Central Lancashire) would like to invite you to join us at Queen’s University Belfast on Monday 12th June 2017 in a seminar exploring domestic homicide.
During any year within the UK and Ireland there are over 120 homicides caused by family members, many of whom are current or former intimate partner of the deceased. This accounts for one in five of all murders, with women disproportionately the victims.
While Domestic Homicide Reviews are now undertaken in England, and have yielded some important and useful insights about the circumstances leading to these deaths, there is still a significant gap in our understanding about such crimes. The issue of homicide by one individual against their current or former intimate partner needs to be understood in a number of ways, including:
The characteristics and needs of victims
The characteristics and motivations of perpetrators
The ways that agencies and professionals identify, assess and respond to any indicators and risks of potential life threatening harm between current or former intimate partners
The impact of intimate partner homicide on any child(ren) of the victim and perpetrator
The impact of intimate partner homicide on the extended families and friends of both victims and perpetrators
The process of undertaking reviews into intimate partner homicides, including the involvement of family members and the perpetrator
The seminar will have a number of high quality presentations sharing research findings from across Europe on domestic homicide, and discussing the policy and practice implications:
A key outcome from the seminar is to build a future policy and research agenda around this topic.
We do hope that you are able to join us for this important event – there is no charge for attendance, and Belfast City Airport is only a twenty minute taxi ride from the university and is well served for flights to all major airports in England, Scotland and Wales.