MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE

A REVIEW OF JUSTICE IN ERROR

 

These pages are drawn from a book edited by Clive Walker, Professor of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds & Keir Starmer, Barrister, Doughty St Chambers. (Further information about this book is provided at the end of these pages.)

Infamous miscarriages of justice, such as the Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six inspired the editors' previous book Justice in Error, published in 1993. These cases and other which have followed highlighted a number of grave and recurrent problems within criminal justice institutions and processes which required identification, explanation and remedy. Since that time, there has been a sustained official response, first in the shape of the Runciman Commission's Report on Criminal Justice, and then in its legislative implementation and other reforms.

Miscarriages of Justice focuses on the reforms which have taken place principally within the police, legal professions, courts and beyond. It questions whether a reconstitution of criminal justice has occurred and whether the concerns expressed earlier have been adequately addressed. Entirely new chapters include the treatment of victims of miscarriages of justice, public interest immunity, the judiciary, the role and impact of journalism, as well as a greatly extended survey of comparable jurisdictions.

Miscarriages of Justice focuses on the reforms which have taken place principally within the police, legal professions, courts and beyond. It questions whether the concerns expressed earlier have been adequately addressed. Entirely new chapters include the treatment of victims of miscarriages of justice, public interest immunity, the judiciary, the role and impact of journalism, as well as a greatly extended survey of comparable jurisdictions.

Based on the research and experiences of both academics and prominent practitioners, Miscarriages of Justice is essential reading both as an authoritative source-book and as a critical analysis for everyone working within the United Kingdom's criminal justice systems. It will also be required reading for students on criminology, criminal justice and legal systems courses.

 

Contents

Part 1 The nature of miscarriages of justice

1 The Agenda of Miscarriages of Justice - Clive Walker
2 Miscarriages of Justice in Principle and Practice - Clive Walker

Part II The criminal justice process in England and Wales and miscarriages of justice

3 Police Investigative Procedures - David Dixon
4 The Right to Legal Advice - Andrew Sanders and Lee Bridges
5 The Right to Silence - Keir Starmer and Mitchell Woolf
6 Forensic Evidence - Clive Walker and Russell Stockdale
7 Disclosure: principles, processes and politics - Ben Fitzpatrick
8 Public Interest Immunity and Criminal Justice - Clive Walker with Geoffrey Robertson
9 Trial Procedures - John Jackson
10 The Judiciary - Clive Walker with James Wood
11 Post-Conviction Procedures - Nicholas Taylor with Michael Mansfield
12 Victims of Miscarriages of Justice - Nicholas Taylor with James Wood
13 The Role and Impact of Journalism - Mark Stephens and Peter Hill

Part III Miscarriages of justice in other jurisdictions

14 Miscarriages of Justice in Northern Ireland - Brice Dickson
15 Miscarriages of Justice in the Republic of Ireland - Dermot Walsh
16 Miscarriages of Justice in Scotland - Clive Walker
17 The French Pre-Trial System - John Bell

Part IV Miscarriages of justice in summary

18 An Overview - Helena Kennedy and Keir Starmer

 

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MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE

These materials are drawn from a book edited by

CLIVE WALKER
Professor of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds
&

KEIR STARMER
Barrister, Doughty St Chambers

ISBN: 1 85431 687 7

Publication: 7 June 1999. Price £33.49; Pages 400

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