75% of women killed by men in the UK in 2017 knew the perpetrator, according to The Femicide Census (Women’s Aid ).
46%, were killed by a current or former intimate partner.
17% were killed by a man known to them
12% were killed by a male family member
An excellent article arguing that coercive policing isn’t the answer because it erodes trust in the public. It also persuasively argues that there is a lack of joined up thinking in the approach to crime reduction. Cuts to youth clubs, Sure Start and of course the police have all led to increased crime rates.
If you get the chance to listen to this, I would recommend it. Malcolm Gladwell explores the huge obstacles placed in the way of higher intelligent American children – it really supports the ‘myth of meritocracy’ thesis:
Carlos Doesn’t Remember
By Malcolm Gladwell / Panoply
Of the tens of thousands of talented, low-income students who graduate from high school every year in the United States, most never make it to universities appropriate to their gifts. America leaves an enormous amount of talent on the table every year. “Carlos Doesn’t Remember” explains why.
If you get the chance to watch this, I would recommend it. The 3 part documentary is an excellent summary of the failures of the Stephen Lawrence story and why it’s still so significant today: