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MAJOR: Criminologist Reveals the Truth About the Adam Johnson Investigation

Published November 14, 2023 at 4:41 PM
BY TYLER BALL
Adam Johnson passed in a horrific scene in a British Hockey League game a couple of weeks ago. An arrest was made today in connection with the tragedy which has left hockey fans and all those following the situation confused.

Police Arrest Person Of Interest In Johnson Case



Today it was announced by several sources that a person has been placed under arrest in connection with the Adam Johnson passing.

Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after death of Nottingham Panthers ice hockey player Adam Johnson

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With an event that many considered to be a horrible accident, an arrest was a surprising turn of events. While there has been some debate over the intent of the opposing player's actions many believe it was indeed an accident.

Today after the arrest was announced a criminologist has spoken out about why an arrest has possibly been made.

Criminologist Reveals Truth About Johnson Investigstion



Today a criminologist by the name of Victoria Silverwood took to X to explain her view on this case. Her thoughts on why an arrest has been made might be different than what you are expecting.

Thread: I'm a criminologist with 16 years experience researching violence in sport, specifically in ice hockey (PhD, 2016).
I understand the confusion that a lot of hockey players and fans are experiencing at the moment. I teach modules on sports criminology & on homicide


2. While it is not necessary, it is common practice that a person whose actions lead to an unexpected death may be arrested in order for information to be gathered about an event and potentially for restrictions to be put in place (including residing in the country)


3. while investigations are carried out.
As with all unexpected deaths, this matter has been passed to the coroner who will fully investigate the case and pass judgement on evidence.


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This process can take months or even years to fully investigate.
Importantly. An arrest does not equal guilt. Even a criminal charge does not equal guilt.
We need to let the legal system run its course and avoid speculating on sensationalised accounts.


This professional opinion shows that even in a case where the person arrested is not at fault an arrest still could need to be made. Then through the process, an accidental passing can be ruled.

While this still does not provide much clarity on the situation it provides one answer to what could be possibly going on. As more information becomes available from the legal proceedings we will be able to see if this is indeed the case.
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