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Angus Women's Aid

International Human Rights Day Webinar

Angus Women’s Aid is delighted to announce that Professor Jane Monckton Smith will be delivering a webinar on International Human Rights Day – 10th December 2021 1.30pm-3.30pm.

The webinar will focus on research carried out by Dr Monckton Smith which has developed the Homicide Timeline. The Homicide Timeline is an evidence-based model for understanding the way risk and threat can progress in a controlling relationship and potentially end in homicide.

Contrary to a long-held belief by police, practitioners and the public, violence is no longer considered the biggest predicator of homicide. Dr Monckton Smith’s research found similarities in many cases in the early stages of a relationship, which may allow professionals more opportunities to intervene and save lives. The research highlights the shift in emphasis that is needed to focus motivation behind actions rather than the actions themselves. The model was designed to help practitioners and professionals engaged in risk assessments to feel confident about the decisions they are making, especially in crisis situations.

Dr Monckton Smith looked at 372 cases of intimate partner homicide through interviews with bereaved families and public protection professionals. Through her study, published in the Violence Against Women Journal (VAW), she found an emerging pattern that could be broken down into eight separate stages which she identified as The Domestic Homicide Timeline.

Professor Jane Monckton Smith is a criminologist specialising in domestic homicide. A former police officer, she is professor of public protection at the University of Gloucestershire, and is recognised for her ground-breaking work on coercive control and stalking.

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