The Domestic Homicide Timeline: how the 8 stages can offer opportunities for early intervention

5 December



Dr Jane Monckton-Smith
Forensic Criminologist, University of Gloucestershire


December 5, 2019 - 9:30 am


December 5, 2019 - 3:45 pm


CLAYTON HOTEL Albert Street Birmingham B5 5JE   View map

Intimate Partner homicide (IPH) is a serious social, criminal justice, and public health issue. There are significant pressures on public services to reduce the number of deaths, and a need for more information to aid in assessing risk of homicide in intimate relationships. The links between IPH and domestic abuse are powerful, and research tells us that domestic abuse characterised by patterns of coercive control and/or stalking is more likely to end in homicide.

Predicting if, and when, homicide may occur dominates UK police and professional responses to disclosures of domestic abuse and stalking. In this event on 5 December, pioneering research which could improve understanding of the journey to intimate partner homicide, and support and inform risk assessment processes, is presented and discussed. The research identified a typical journey from data gathered from over 400 cases of IPH which was organised into eight identifiable stages. This typical chronology is referred to as an intimate partner homicide timeline. The timeline can help show how, why and when risk may be escalating, and also structure investigations and homicide reviews.

In partnership with Frank Mullane, nationally known campaigner and expert on supporting families which, like his, have experienced domestic homicide, Dr Monckton Smith will set out her findings, and explain – with case examples – the eight stage model of domestic homicide, how this impacts on assessing risk, and the kind of interventions which could now be considered.

In partnership with Frank Mullane, Dr Monckton Smith will set out her findings, and explain – with case examples – the eight stage model of domestic homicide and the kind of interventions which should now be considered.

Agenda (subject to change)

9.30 – 10.00

Registration and coffee

10.00 – 10.10

Welcome and introduction to the day

10.10 – 11.20

An introduction to the research and the context in which it is situated, including  the underlying assumptions and their importance in terms of assessing risk and threat.

11.20 – 11.45

Coffee break

11.45 – 12.45

The eight stages in sequence, and what they can tell us about the perpetrators of IPH.

12.45 – 1.35


1.35 – 2.35

An interactive session looking at cases and exploring what interventions each stage may suggest.

2.35 – 2.55

Quick break

2.55 – 3.45

 A review and discussion of some of the ways the timeline is being used in practice.


Final questions and close of day

  • Police
  • Domestic abuse professionals
  • Other domestic abuse support services including DV Champions
  • Community Protection professionals
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • Social services practitioners and managers
  • Social housing providers
  • Family support professionals
  • Health professionals
  • Mental health professionals
  • Legal services specialising in domestic abuse cases

Delegate fee:

 £130 + VAT = £156

*Team of 3 (3rd person attends for half price) £325 + VAT = £390

*Team of 5 (5th person attends for free) £520 + VAT = £624

ring 0115 916 3104 for details.


Included in the delegate package:

  • Delegate pack
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments available throughout the day


Booking Terms and Conditions

Cancellations received up to and including 14 Nov 2019 will be refunded in full less an administration fee of 25%. Cancellations received after this date will be liable for payment in full.

*Team bookings are non-cancellable but substitute delegates will always be accepted.

The full invoice amount will remain payable if you fail to attend the event, however, substitute delegates will be accepted up until, and including, the day of the event.


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The training will take place in Birmingham City Centre:

Clayton Hotel

Albert Street
Birmingham B5 5JE

Venue telephone  – 0121 726 3200

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Moor Street Station is about 2 minutes walk or 10 minutes from New Street station; taxis are readily available outside both stations.

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Guests are offered special rates at nearby Selfridges Moor Street Car Park, 4 minutes walk from the hotel.

Off-site parking is available at nearby Selfridges Moor Street, 4 minutes’ walk from the hotel, at a special rate of £11.00 per exit.

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Price £11.00 per exit (please validate your carpark ticket at reception to receive the discounted rate).


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