Dr Jane Monckton Smith on Stacey Hyde verdict

[ BBC 10pm News, 21 May 2015 ]

My notes:
Criminologist Dr Jane Monckton Smith, Live from Cheltenham.

Dr Smith is surprised at verdict, but says was “a good result”, more awareness of domestic abuse.
Need to take DV more seriously. Not just passion and anger, does escalate to homicide.

Question: Could the conviction happen again?
Dr  Smith: Yes, but would be surprised and saddened.