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Miscarriages of justice: a definition

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To date, debate and discussion about ‘miscarriages of justice’ has occurred without any firm understanding of what the term does, or should, signify. This thesis argues that in light of the significant conceptual distinctions which must be drawn between the numerous flaws and injustices which can arise at each stage of the criminal justice system, the best approach is to aim for a principled and consistent functional definition. The definition offered here is functional in that it provid...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Catherine's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law
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Funding agency for:
Malcolm David Birdling
Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:f1687060-6638-41fa-83e1-4e310fdbc048
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ora:6180

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