Public Lectures

Banaz Mahmod - A So Called Honour Killing

A so called honour killing is the heart breaking true life story of a 20 year old Kurdish woman, who was brutally murdered by her family, told by Sergeant Detective Andy Craig.

09 Dec 2021 - 09 Dec 2021

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Event Overview

Banaz Mahmod – A so called honour killing is the heart breaking true life story of a 20 year old Kurdish woman, who was brutally murdered by her family, told by Sergeant Detective Andy Craig the senior investigative detective who, alongside his team, worked tirelessly to bring justice for Banaz and those who loved her. 

Banaz’s story is of significant importance to Police and Criminologists the world over, as by understanding and learning from Banaz’s story, we are able to offer better, help, protection and support for those in need and build safer communities. 

In our talk, Detective Sergeant Andy Craig, takes us on a harrowing journey where we really get to understand to cultural influences behind Banaz’s murder and how understanding cultures is of great importance in policing and criminology. As well as the preceding’s leading up to Banaz’s Murder, the importance of safeguarding and the expert detective and police work used to find, convict and ultimately bring Banaz’s killers to Justice. 

*Caution this story contains, upsetting content and graphic real-life images.

Associated with the School of Justice.

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