Case Study: Harold Shipman (aka Dr. Death)

Use the Internet to research Harold Shipman (aka Dr. Death), the English doctor who is estimated to have killed over 236 of his patients.

1. In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case. Minimum word count is 500 words.

2. What was Shipman’s murder weapon of choice and how did this weapon allow him to go undetected for so many years?

3. Based on your research, what did you determine to be Shipman’s motive for the murders?

4. As lead prosecutor, determine what evidence or facts the police overlooked that could have ended this case sooner. Would those facts and evidence have been enough to convict Dr. Shipman?

Be sure to use in text citations and list all references in APA format.

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