Evidence-Based Justice Blog
How the use of Cautions can persuade innocent suspects to admit guilt, and affect those suspects for life
By David Wacks (CRB Problems Ltd).‘Better education and fair funding could help minimise miscarriages of justice even without major changes to the law’
These comments relate specifically to the law and procedures in England ...Read More
Proven Innocent After 11 Years on Death Row: Lessons From The Case of Ron Williamson.‘In this blog post, our research assistant Carolene discusses the case of Ron Williamson, and what it can teach us about the justice systems in the United States and here in England and Wales‘
John ...Read More
How can psychology maximise the accuracy of forensic science?
Emerging research over the last decade has shed light on the risk of error in forensic science. Research from the Evidence-Based Justice Lab at the University of Exeter aims to help tackle this issue by ...Read More
'Can I go back to school now?' False confessions and false guilty pleas in children.‘Although reforms may go some way to protect children from falsely confessing, children are still at risk in our criminal justice system which requires them to make decisions capable of impacting the rest of their ... Read More
'The confession tapes' shed light on the reasoning behind false confessions‘The confession tapes’ shed light on the reasoning behind false confessions
The Netflix documentary series ‘The Confession Tapes’ exhibits the experiences of defendants in multiple US cases in which they have been convicted of crimes ...Read More
Suggestive Interviewing, Vulnerable Suspects, and the Line of Duty Season 6 OpenerSuggestive Interviewing, Vulnerable Suspects, and the Line of Duty Season 6 Opener
The first episode of Season 6 of Line of Duty aired on BBC One on 21st March. The series follows investigations of AC-12, ...Read More
Database of miscarriages of justice launched as part of new evidence-based justice initiative
We are really excited to be launching our new site and miscarriages of justice registry today! See below for more information.
A database showing miscarriages of justice that have occurred over the past 50 years ...Read More