Emily Hampshire celebrated her 14th birthday on October 22, 2018. Three weeks later she was dead. The investigation into her death revealed a complicated medical history of Type 1 Diabetes that was deliberately concealed from family, friends, and teachers by Emily’s mother, Amber Hampshire. Amber's conduct, which directly led to Emily's death, caused disbelief and shock in the small community in which the family was actively involved. This presentation will discuss the investigation, prosecution, and prison sentence imposed which was the result of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to getting justice for Emily.
Discuss the benefits of vertical prosecution, specialized detectives, and trained child protection workers to get the best results on complicated child death cases.
Emphasize the importance of understanding medical evidence and leveraging medical experts for effective prosecution.
Understanding the difficult dynamics of female perpetrator cases and using the media to assist in the release of accurate information.
Discuss the unique challenges of sentencing in mother-defendant child death cases.