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Imprisonment and Forensic Science Conference

Imprisonment and Forensic Science ConferenceBy Inside Justice on 31/03/17

Yesterday Inside Justice hosted its first youth conference, on ‘Imprisonment and Forensic Science’, in the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall, kindly provided by the University of Essex. Read more...


Rough justice: who is looking out for the wrongfully convicted?

Rough justice: who is looking out for the wrongfully convicted?By Duncan Campbell on 28/02/17

How internet sleuths - and secret courts - have changed the reporting of miscarriages of justice.

First published in the New Statesman. Read more...


THE GET CARTER MURDER

THE GET CARTER MURDERBy Neil Root on 20/02/17

Fifty years on, it’s about time justice was done… Read more...


What Gove Did Next

What Gove Did NextBy Geir Madland on 24/11/16

Michael Gove, former Justice Secretary, delivered the 2016 Longford Lecture this month: What’s Really Criminal About Our Justice System. Read more...


‘Vague, incomplete and lacking in vision’: MPs on forensics strategy

‘Vague, incomplete and lacking in vision’: MPs on forensics strategyBy Hannah Wilson, development associate at Women’s Link Worldwide on 17/10/16

The government plan for the future of forensic science in England and Wales has been branded ‘vague, incomplete and lacking in vision’ by MPs. The Forensic Science Strategy, which was published in March this year after claims that standards in forensic science were slipping, lays out the intention of the Government to set up a new system to oversee how the criminal justice system deals with forensic samples from crime scenes, victims and suspects.

This article was first published on thejusticegap.com and is reproduced with their kind permission. Read more...


TELEVISION: The Perfect Medium for Miscarriages of Justice

TELEVISION: The Perfect Medium for Miscarriages of JusticeBy Neil Root on 23/09/16

In this age of true crime reaching a mainstream audience through podcasts such as Making a Murderer, Serial and the UK’s own Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder, which topped the iTunes chart in June and now has over a million hits, and the plethora of ‘entertainment’ true crime documentaries across terrestrial, freeview and cable channels, there is surely some room for a permanent mainstream television slot focusing on miscarriages of justice and overturning dodgy convictions. Read more...