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The Innocent and the Criminal Justice System

A Sociological Analysis of Miscarriages of Justice

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Red Globe Press

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11 June 2013

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The Innocent and the Criminal Justice System examines competing perspectives on, and definitions of, miscarriages of justice to tackle these questions and more in this critical sociological examination of innocence and...

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The Innocent and the Criminal Justice System examines competing perspectives on, and definitions of, miscarriages of justice to tackle these questions and more in this critical sociological examination of innocence and wrongful conviction. This book: • is the first book of its kind to cover wrong convictions, from definition and causation tothe limits of redress• provides a wealth of case studies and statistics to apply theoretical discussions of thecriminal justice system to real-life situations• discusses ideas and challenges that are highly relevant to current political and social debates Elegantly written by a leading expert in the field, this book is essential reading for students of criminology, criminal justice and law, looking to understand the workings of the criminal justice system and how it can fail the innocent.

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International appeal through use of global examples and cases
Specifically designed to assist learning and teaching, using practical questions, analysis of theory and balanced approach
Very topical subject
Author is a recognised figure in the media and in the academic field

Introduction
PART I: THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE AND ABORTIONS OF JUSTICE
1. Perspectives and Definitions
2. The Key Causes of Abortions of Justice
3. The Key Causes of Miscarriages of Justice
PART II: THE LIMITS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN DEALING WITH CLAIMS OF INNOCENCE
4. The Parole Board
5. The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
6. The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC)
PART III: THE HARMFUL CONSEQUENCES OF WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS AND THE LIMITS OF REDRESS
7. Victimology
8. Compensation
PART IV: CONCLUSION
9. Troubleshooting the Black Spots of the Criminal Justice System.

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Michael Naughton is a Reader in Sociology and Law at the University of Bristol, UK. He is the Founder and Director of the Innocence Network UK and the University of Bristol Innocent Project. He is widely published in the area of wrongful convictions.

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Michael Naughton is a Reader in Sociology and Law at the University of Bristol, UK. He is the Founder and Director of the Innocence Network UK and the University of Bristol Innocent Project. He is widely published in the area of wrongful convictions.

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