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Outcomes Monitoring in Child Welfare

Tom McDonald and Mark F. Testa

in Fostering Accountability: Using Evidence to Guide and Improve Child Welfare Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195321302
eISBN:
9780199777457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321302.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter provides an overview of the first stage of results-oriented accountability (ROA): the routine monitoring of child welfare outcomes. It focuses on the federal Child and Family Services ... More


Data Sources, Variables, and Data Collection Procedures

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

in What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the two means of data collection (case record reviews and interviews); the description of study variables, predictors, and outcomes; and the response rate, the handling of ... More


Scientific evidence and investigation by the new Criminal Cases Review Commission: the scope for further miscarriages of justice and crisis

Richard Nobles and David Schiff

in Understanding Miscarriages of Justice: Law, the Media and the Inevitability of a Crisis

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298939
eISBN:
9780191685552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298939.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines changes in the current processes and institutions of criminal justice that are expected to restore public confidence in the safety of convictions: the increased use of ... More


The Major Crime Review Team

Cheryl Allsop

in Cold Case Reviews: DNA, Detective Work and Unsolved Major Crimes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198747451
eISBN:
9780191810459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747451.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter begins to present findings from the in-depth research conducted with one cold case review team. Here we will see the reliance on DNA in cold case review work, and of equal importance how ... More


‘Post-decision Decision-making’

Carolyn Hoyle and Mai Sato

in Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198794578
eISBN:
9780191836022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794578.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the Criminal Cases Review Commission's policy on post-decision decision-making, focusing on what happens in cases when the Commission has decided there are no grounds for ... More


Managing Efficiency and Thoroughness in Case Review

Carolyn Hoyle and Mai Sato

in Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198794578
eISBN:
9780191836022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794578.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the Criminal Cases Review Commission's decision-making process through the lens of efficiency and thoroughness. It first considers the ‘sense-making’ process of gathering and ... More


Decision-making from Application to Outcome

Carolyn Hoyle and Mai Sato

in Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198794578
eISBN:
9780191836022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794578.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines how law, policy, and culture shape organisational decision-making at the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Drawing on Chun Wei Choo's concept of a ‘knowing organisation’, it ... More


Triage: The Application Screening Process

Carolyn Hoyle and Mai Sato

in Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198794578
eISBN:
9780191836022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794578.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines how the Criminal Cases Review Commission makes sense of approximately 1,400 applications it receives each year, focusing on the mechanisms that are in place for stage one of ... More


The emotionality of official documents: the serious case review as an active text

Joanne Warner

in The emotional politics of social work and child protection

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318422
eISBN:
9781447318446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318422.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter is concerned with the emotional politics of documents, specifically serious case reviews. After providing background information, the chapter shows how case reviews can be understood as ... More


Last Chance for Justice

Carolyn Hoyle and Mai Sato

in Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198794578
eISBN:
9780191836022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794578.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This concluding chapter summarises the book's key findings and examines the main cultural and structural influences on the Criminal Cases Review Commission's decision-making. It begins with a ... More


From the Imperial Capital to the Magistrate’s Court: Judicial Practices in Imperial China

Xiaoqun Xu

in Heaven Has Eyes: Law and Justice in Chinese History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190060046
eISBN:
9780190060077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060046.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History, Political History

Chapter 2 describes the institutions in the capital and in provinces that performed judicial functions, and their procedures and practices, throughout the imperial era. It lays out the role of the ... More


Managing Uncertainty in Forensic and Expert Evidence Cases

Carolyn Hoyle and Mai Sato

in Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198794578
eISBN:
9780191836022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794578.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines issues arising from cases that turn on forensic and expert evidence, focusing on how the Criminal Cases Review Commission investigates such applications and makes its decisions. ... More


Complainant Credibility in Sexual Offence Cases

Carolyn Hoyle and Mai Sato

in Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198794578
eISBN:
9780191836022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794578.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the Criminal Cases Review Commission's approach to sexual offence cases that tend to present evidence pertaining to the credibility of the complainant. Drawing on forty-six ... More


De-professionalism as defined by services deemed unconventional, under-performing or ineffectual

Nigel Malin

in De-Professionalism and Austerity: Challenges for the Public Sector

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350163
eISBN:
9781447352273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350163.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses reports that some hospitals and primary care services are ‘under-performing’ due to a lack of health and social care professionals, particularly in areas like critical care, ... More


Responding to Applicants’ Claims of Inadequate Defence

Carolyn Hoyle and Mai Sato

in Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198794578
eISBN:
9780191836022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794578.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the Criminal Cases Review Commission's response to applicants' claims of inadequate defence or breaches of procedural rules by their legal representative at trial. It first ... More


Working Cooperatively with Other Criminal Justice Institutions

Carolyn Hoyle and Mai Sato

in Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198794578
eISBN:
9780191836022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794578.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines how the Criminal Cases Review Commission works with two members of the criminal justice system in conducting investigations: the police and the Court of Appeal. It analyses a ... More


Mixing Inquisitorial Functions within an Adversarial Process: The Criminal Cases Review Commission

Jacqueline S. Hodgson

in The Metamorphosis of Criminal Justice: A Comparative Account

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199981427
eISBN:
9780190096649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199981427.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter centers on the tensions produced by the novel mixing of procedural traditions in the creation of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC): on the function of the commission as an ... More


Setting the Scene

Cheryl Allsop

in Cold Case Reviews: DNA, Detective Work and Unsolved Major Crimes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198747451
eISBN:
9780191810459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747451.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter introduces the reader to cold case investigations and sets out the key concepts that will be explored in the book, including an explanation of what constitutes a cold case and a cold ... More


Responding to Applicants’ Allegations of Policing Without Integrity

Carolyn Hoyle and Mai Sato

in Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198794578
eISBN:
9780191836022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794578.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the Criminal Cases Review Commission's response to claims that policing without integrity affects the safety of the applicant's conviction. It first considers cases of wrongful ... More


A Commission under Scrutiny

Carolyn Hoyle and Mai Sato

in Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198794578
eISBN:
9780191836022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794578.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the nature of criticisms about the Criminal Cases Review Commission, especially with regards to its application of the ‘real possibility test’ in investigating and referring ... More


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