An Introduction to Medico-Crime

Wendy Hesketh’s forthcoming book “An Introduction to Medico-crime”, due out end of 2014 There are different types of “politics” behind incidences of death in the medical arena, including a culture endorsing collective lying. Wendy Hesketh discusses this in her forthcoming book (An Introduction to Medico-crime, due out end of 2014). Inqiuries into medico-crime or medical…

How to become a convicted serial killer (without killing anyone)

(From an article by Richard Gill in “The Justice Gap“) Remember the t-shirt ‘Join the British Army: go to interesting places, meet interesting people, and kill them‘? Well it is kind of similar but a bit more sinister. You are not going to join the army. Nope, you are going to join the nursing profession….

Original Documents

On this page can be found a number of links to various documents related to Ben Geen’s case. Report of the Independent Review into the Horton General Hospital Accident & Emergency Department Dr. Mark Heath MD’s report Advice & grounds for appeal against conviction – 28 April 2008 Professor Jane Hutton’s report – Court of…

Statistics in the Dock (a summary of Ben’s situation)

Adapted from a piece written in 2010 by Nigel Hawkes on “Straight Statistics” In April 2010 a court in Arnhem ruled that Holland’s worst-ever serial killer is innocent of the charges for which she was jailed for life in 2004. Lucia de Berk, a paediatric nurse, was found guilty of seven murders and three attempted…

Andrew Gelman Blog

Did a naive interpretation of a cluster of cases send an innocent nurse to prison until 2035? Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University. He has received the Outstanding Statistical Application award from the American Statistical Association, the award for best article…

A “perverse” verdict

It used to be the case that wrongly convicted people, The Birmingham Six for example, were refused parole because the English parole system assumed that all convicted persons were indeed guilty. In order to be paroled, a convicted person was required to sign a document in which – among other things – they confessed to…

An open letter

To whom it may concern, I’m wondering if you can do anything to help Ben Geen. Write an article, blog about it? There are important issues which need to be made known to the public. There is a lot of false information and it needs to be countered. There is in fact an international epidemic…

Opinion

Some of the people involved with Ben’s case at the moment also worked on a very similar Dutch case. The case of Lucia de Berk. A nurse who was given a life sentence (which in NL is extremely rare and does actually literally mean “for life”) for 7 murders and 3 attempted murders (mostly of…

Rarity of Respiratory Arrest in ED?

Rarity of Respiratory Arrest in ED? Richard D. Gill Mathematical Institute Leiden University 9 July, 2014 Abstract Statistical analysis of monthly rates of events in around 20 hospitals and over a period of about 10 years shows that respiratory arrest, though about five times less frequent than cardio-respiratory arrest, is a common occurrence in the…

Ben’s Story

Based on an article in The Independent dated 28th February 2010 by Matthew Holehouse. A NURSE jailed for 30 years for murdering two patients and seriously harming 15 others was convicted of crimes that never took place, new evidence suggests. Benjamin Geen, 29, was found guilty in 2006 of injecting patients with drugs that stopped their…

Newspaper Article – Milton Keynes Citizen – 2010

Milton Keynes Citizen – 04 March 2010 “Family’s battle to prove Ben is not a murderer” Top legal team called on to help free former nurse. The city family of a male nurse convicted of murdering two patients has launched a campaign to free him from prison and clear his name. The Geen family has joined…