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Inside Justice works for changes to ensure the whole criminal justice system is fair and transparent. So we aim to tackle systemic failings by calling for vital improvements that can bring justice for many others.

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Here are some of Inside Justice current and recent campaigns:

Our casework led to an important discovery that police forces are routinely losing, destroying and contaminating evidence they have a duty to store in case of an appeal or a cold case investigation. Here’s what we’re doing to stop that practice.

Event: Evidence Retention and Post-Conviction Disclosure

Event: Evidence Retention and Post-Conviction Disclosure (Posted on 29/04/21)

Presentation by Louise Shorter, Founder and Investigator at Inside Justice.  Title: Evidence Retention and Post-Conviction Disclosure Date: Thursday 6th May, 6pm (BST) Organised by the University of Cardiff's Miscarriage of Justice Awareness Society along with the University of Manchester  Abstract:  Imagine spending years in prison for a murder you did not commit. Finally, someone has taken on your case and is about... Read more...


Video: Don't Know What You've Got ('til it's gone): The Problems with Retaining Evidence

(Posted on 28/01/21)

This seminar took place on Wednesday 20th January 2021 and was organised by Northumbria University. Speakers include Damian Allain, the Head of Casework at Inside Justice, a former New Scotland Yard senior detective, and Professor Carole McCartney, Northumbria University. They both provided an in-depth discussion on evidence retention. The talk detailed the Evidence Retention Project undertaken by Inside Justice, which has interrogated... Read more...


Video: What happens when evidence isn't kept?

Video: What happens when evidence isn't kept?(Posted on 12/01/21)

Our recent film 'What happens when evidence isn't kept: The Case of Roger Kearney' sets out in detail the devastating impact not retaining or storing evidence properly can have on a miscarriage of justice case.  Roger Kearney has always protested his innocence over the murder of his girlfriend Paula Poolton. When Inside Justice got involved in his case we wanted to re-examine the evidence for clues on who the killer might be. What we found... Read more...


Lack of Awareness of Evidence Retention Protocols Risks Miscarriages of Justice

Lack of Awareness of Evidence Retention Protocols Risks Miscarriages of Justice(Posted on 04/07/20)

By Damian Allain, Head of Casework  As a former police officer, having served more than 30 years with the Metropolitan Police, many of them at New Scotland Yard as a senior detective specialising in homicide investigation and serious and organised crime, I know the enormous pressures that are placed on teams working on cases, especially with austerity measures and reductions in resources in recent years.  Last year I took on a new role... Read more...


Press Release: New survey hopes to uncover truth about evidence retention

Press Release: New survey hopes to uncover truth about evidence retention(Posted on 02/06/20)

Police officers and law enforcement personnel have been called to support a major new research project on evidence retention and storage practices.  Researchers based at Northumbria University have teamed up with Inside Justice, a charity dedicated to investigating miscarriages of justice, in launching a new survey which hopes to gather information about evidence or exhibit retention and storage practices during investigations including... Read more...


Calling all serving and former police officers - we need your help!

Calling all serving and former police officers - we need your help!(Posted on 02/06/20)

We are seeking the help of serving and former police officers and staff about evidence / exhibit retention and storage practices during investigations / cold case investigations. The survey has been commissioned by Inside Justice in collaboration with Professor Carole McCartney at Northumbria University.  We are interested in gathering information in relation to material from unsolved investigations as well as those which have been through... Read more...