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Into and out of crisis: a recent history of media reporting on miscarriages of justice 1

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/9780198298939.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines media reporting during the recent crisis of confidence in criminal justice associated with the high profile miscarriage cases that came to England's Court of Appeal in the late ... More


The Trials Of Jesus

Jonathan Burnside

in God, Justice, and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759217
eISBN:
9780199827084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759217.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter shows how particular biblical laws such as blasphemy, false prophecy, and false teaching were understood at the time of the New Testament, and how they interfaced with other legal ... More


From understanding miscarriage of justice to reform

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/9780198298939.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter considers the extent to which and the manner in which legal reforms can prevent miscarriages of justice, and remedy the perception of crisis, especially a perception of crisis ... More


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

Richard Nobles and David Schiff

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298939
eISBN:
9780191685552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298939.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book explores a paradox. In a society in which justice is uncertain and contested, how can we talk meaningfully about miscarriage of justice? The book examines the structural conditions that ... More


Remedying miscarriages of justice: the history of the Court of Criminal Appeal

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/9780198298939.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

If miscarriage of justice is a tragic choice situation, we might expect to find that the changes in institutional arrangements that occur in response to recognised miscarriages of justice do not ... More


Problematizing miscarriage of justice

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/9780198298939.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

A miscarriage of justice can be defined in many different ways and in nearly whatever way one wishes. At its widest, and most tautological, a miscarriage of justice is simply a failure to achieve ... 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


Introduction

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/9780198298939.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book is based on research that explored the history of miscarriages of justice and of attempts to adopt effective measures to remedy these from early in the nineteenth century to the present. ... More


Miscarriages of Justice and Procedural Change: L’affaire d’Outreau

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/9780199981427.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter introduces some of the common themes in miscarriages of justice across jurisdictions, before going on to focus on responses to the Outreau affair, the investigation of an alleged ... 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


False Confessions and Their Causes

William Douglas Woody and Krista D. Forrest

in Understanding Police Interrogation: Confessions and Consequences

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479860371
eISBN:
9781479828128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479860371.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The authors open this chapter with an examination of the complex false-confession case of the Beatrice Six, in which six innocent defendants pleaded guilty to or were convicted of a heinous assault ... More


Murder Investigations in Extremis

Martin Innes

in Investigating Murder: Detective Work and the Police Response to Criminal Homicide

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199259427
eISBN:
9780191698613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259427.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter looks at cases célèbres, miscarriages of justice, and failed investigations, and shows how and why some murder investigations are viewed as especially problematic by police officers. Too ... More


The Legacy of the 1964 Rules

Mike McConville and Luke Marsh

in The Myth of Judicial Independence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198822103
eISBN:
9780191861192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822103.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter discusses the aftermath of the executive–judicial conflict through an analysis of the impact of the 1964 version of the Judges’ Rules. This includes scrutiny of the technical-legal ... More


Failures of the Prosecutor’S Duty to “do Justice” in Extraordinary and Ordinary Miscarriages of Justice

Robert P. Mosteller

in The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199844807
eISBN:
9780190260033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199844807.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter considers the relationship between the American prosecutor and the wrongful conviction phenomenon, as illustrated by contemporary miscarriages of justice. It examines the “Duke Lacrosse ... More


Broken Records

Sarah Esther Lageson

in Digital Punishment: Privacy, Stigma, and the Harms of Data-Driven Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190872007
eISBN:
9780190872038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190872007.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Uneven modes of data production have led thousands of jurisdictions to organize and share data in myriad of complicated ways. Using two case studies in New York City and Pennsylvania, this chapter ... More


Dysfunctions in French child protection

Hélène Join-Lambert and Gilles Séraphin

in Errors and Mistakes in Child Protection: International Discourses, Approaches and Strategies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350705
eISBN:
9781447350965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350705.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The chapter provides an overview of the dysfunctions in the French child protection system which highlights the importance and complexity of the system. It has been built on institutions whose ... More


Telling the Story of Law’s Infamy: An Introduction

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, Martha Merrill Umphrey, and Ryan Kyle

in Law’s Infamy: Understanding the Canon of Bad Law

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781479812080
eISBN:
9781479812110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812080.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The language of infamy rarely appears in stories of law’s miscarriages of justice, as bad as they may be. It seems old and out of date. The introduction offers an overview of the history of infamy. ... More


Policing the Irish community in Britain

Nadine Finch

in The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain: Impacts, engagements, legacies and memories

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096310
eISBN:
9781526120809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096310.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1974 and its successors was only part, albeit an important part, of the methodology used to control the Irish community. Very few terrorists ... More


Scots Law Tales

John Grant and Elaine E. Sutherland (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860677
eISBN:
9781474406260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book reveals the stories behind some of the most important and memorable cases in Scottish legal history. The cases it covers range from the miscarriage of justice against Oscar Slater to the ... More


Law and Order

Douglas Kerr

in Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674947
eISBN:
9780191756986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674947.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Conan Doyle is best known for his crime stories. This chapter shows that the police, judiciary, and penal systems were all subject to debate and reform in his lifetime. Criticism usually sees ... More


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