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Vol 24 No 8 Aug/Sept 2019

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Miscarriages of Justice: A Review of Justice in Error 2nd ed

Edited by: Clive Walker, Kier Starmer

ISBN13: 9781854316875
ISBN: 1854316877
Published: January 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £61.00

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Recent years have seen the release from prison of the Guildford Four, the Birmingham Six and Tottenham Three. The Maguire Seven have now been cleared of all charges, and the discredited West Midlands Crime Squad have now been disbanded. Each of these events has highlighted serious failures in the criminal justice system which have contributed to miscarriages of justice.

Amongst the many disturbing features are the obtaining of confessions by unacceptable means;the fabrication of evidence;the failure to disclose evidence adverse to the prosecution and the inadequacy of appeal and reference-back systems.;This book examines the various steps within the criminal justice system which have resulted in the conviction of the innocent, and remedies as to how miscarriages might be avoided in the future are suggested.

The contributors comprise academics, campaigners and practitioners, some of whom have been involved in the cases mentioned.

Criminal Law, Police and Public Order Law
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Police investigative procedures: researching the impact of PACE - Clive Coleman, David Dixon, Keith Bottomley
the right to legal advice - Andrew Sanders, Lee Bridges
the right to silence, Fiona McElree, Keir Starmer
forensic evidence, Russell Stockdale, Clive Walker
prosecution disclosure - principle, practice and justice, Patrick O'Connor
trial procedures, John Jackson
post-conviction procedures, Michael Mansfield, Nicholas Taylor
the prevention of Terrorism Acts, Brice


miscarriages of justice in the Republic of Ireland, Dermot Walsh, the French pre-trial system, John Bell.