"This book focuses on the world's first publicly-funded body- the Criminal Cases Review Commission- to review alleged miscarriages of justice, set up following notorious cases such as the Birmingham Six in the UK. Providing a critique of its operations, the book shows that its help to innocent victims of wrongful conviction is merely incidental"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-239) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction / Michael Naughton The importance of innocence for the criminal justice system / Michael Naughton Thoughts from a victim suport worker / Hazel Keirle Challenging the refusal to investigate evidence neglected by trial lawyers / Andrew Green The failure to live up to its stated values? The case of Michael Attwooll and John Roden / Dennis Eady The Failure of the review of the possible wrongful convictions caused by Michael Heath / Satish Sekar Historical abuse cases : why they expose the inadequacy of the real possibility test / Mark Newby Only the freshest will do / Campbell Malone Applicant solicitors : friends or foes? / Glyn Maddocks and Gabe Tan The inadequacy of legal aid / Steven Bird After 10 years : an investment in Justice? / Richard Nobles and David Schiff Real possibility or fat chance? / Kevin Kerrigan Press and release : UK news coverage of the CCRC since 1996 / Paul Mason The CCRC as an option for Canada : forwards or backwards? / Clive Walker and Kathryn Campbell A view from the United States / Robert Schehr.
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.