Spike in London Murders Can’t Be Reversed By New York-Style Police Crackdown Alone

With the media focus on the rise in London murders, Professor James Treadwell has written an article, for The Conversation, addressing the issues surrounding the comparisons with murders in New York. 

“A spike in murders in London that saw more people killed in the city in February and March than in New York, has provided newspapers with some sensational headlines. […] While comparisons between murders in New York and London make for a good story, simplistic headlines based on one-dimensional readings of statistics can be seriously misleading”. Read the full article on here.

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Dr Laura Walton-Williams is the Course Leader for the Forensic Investigation Degrees at Staffordshire University. Her research interests focus on Forensic Biology, including DNA analysis, body fluid interpretation, sexual offences and blood pattern interpretation.

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