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Conclusion

  • Ian CumminsEmail author
  • Marian Foley
  • Martin King
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Crime, Media and Culture book series (PSCMC)

Abstract

This final chapter will discuss and review the themes of this work, exploring the cultural legacy of the crimes of Brady and Hindley. It is important to start with a clear statement that the biggest impact has been and continues to be on the families and loved ones of their victims. We have been very conscious of this fact throughout the writing of this work. In researching and writing this book, it often appeared that the traumatic impact of the events that took place in Manchester in the early 1960s had no end or resolution. At the time of writing, the search for Keith Bennett’s body continues. In November 2017, it was revealed that Greater Manchester Police had returned a piece of Pauline Reade’s jawbone to her relatives. The death of Brady has not brought an end to the speculation about the case. The authors recognise that in outlining the media obsession with the case, they add to and become part of that process.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Health and SocietyUniversity of SalfordSalfordUK
  2. 2.Department of Social Care and Social WorkManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK
  3. 3.Department of Health Care StudiesManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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