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The innocent and the criminal justice system : a sociological analysis of miscarriages of justice

Author: Michael Naughton
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What happens when the criminal justice system convicts an innocent person? This book examines competing perspectives on, and definitions of, miscarriages of justice. Rich with cases and statistics,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Naughton
ISBN: 9780230216907 0230216900 0230216919 9780230216914
OCLC Number: 822532785
Description: xii, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. The nature and causes of miscarriages of justice and abortions of justice --
Perspectives and definitions --
The key causes of abortions of justice --
The key causes of miscarriages of justice --
Part II. The limits of the criminal justice system in dealing with claims of innocence --
The parole board --
The court of appeal (criminal division) --
The criminal cases review commission --
Part III. The harmful consequences of wrongful convictions and the limits of redress --
Victimology --
Compensation --
Part IV. Conclusion --
Troubleshooting the black spots of the criminal justice system.
Other Titles: Innocent & the criminal justice system :
Responsibility: Michael Naughton, Reader in Sociology and Law, University of Bristol, UK.

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