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Forensic science and expert testimony in wrongful convictions: A study of decision-making at the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Abstract:

The Criminal Cases Review Commission reviews possible wrongful convictions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, referring back to the Court of Appeal cases where there is a ‘real possibility’ that the conviction is unsafe. This article presents findings from a four-year empirical study of decision-making within the Commission. It explores how Commission staff exercise their discretionary powers in identifying and investigating possible wrongful convictions from approximately 1,400 applicat...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/bjc/azy066

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Law
Subgroup:
Centre for Criminology
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
ORCID:
0000-0002-6352-5790
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of Criminology Journal website
Publication date:
2018-12-14
Acceptance date:
2018-11-23
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-3529
ISSN:
0007-0955
Pubs id:
pubs:945945
URN:
uri:59af195c-76c6-4648-9ecd-b152650c2008
UUID:
uuid:59af195c-76c6-4648-9ecd-b152650c2008
Local pid:
pubs:945945

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