Joy Rowley’s 2011 murder has raised the question of whether a stand-alone offence of non-fatal strangulation would prevent the escalation of family violence.
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A stand-alone offence of non-fatal strangulation would be difficult to prove and detract from the ways in which family violence victims are being failed in other policy areas.
A forensic photograph featured in the film Unnatural Deaths.
courtesy NSW Police
Bereaved families strive to comprehend that there is nothing they could have done to prevent the death of their loved one. Viewing the crime-and-accident scene images can offer a path to healing.
Forensic anthropologist Prof. Kathy Gruspier (left) is seen with police officers at a Toronto property where alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur worked.
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Police in Toronto say they've found the remains of at least six people in the midst of their investigation into alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur. Here's what goes on in such investigations.
The coroners service in England and Wales is male dominated and male focused.
Premature death is still an issue if the patient is in a nursing home.
We tend to consider the deaths of older people, and especially those in care, are due to natural causes. But new research shows how many die from injuries and violence.
Cause of death?
Two reviews of the UK's coroner service said that an independent national coroner service was needed. So why hasn't the advice been heeded?
The death of an unborn baby is a devastating and traumatic event.
The death of a baby, whether born or unborn, is a devastating and traumatic event. More than 2,000 stillbirths occur every year in Australia. But a large number of them can be prevented.
We can’t cheat death, but can it cheat us?
Whether your death is reported to the coroner or not depends hugely on where you live (or died) and whether you are a man or a woman, as does the verdict on the cause of your death. These were the preliminary…
Coroners are more likely to investigate a death if it involve a child, a new study has found. Researchers looked into 20,379…