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news round-up 17.3.17

(Posted on 16/03/17)

Marine A guilty of manslaughter, not murder: A Royal Marine who shot dead a seriously wounded Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan has had his murder conviction quashed and replaced with one of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Since 2013, Alexander Blackman has been serving a life sentence in a civilian prison. He will be re-sentenced within weeks and could be released. The result of the appeal “... Read more...


Children of the Wrongfully Convicted are Invited to Participate in a Research Project on the Effects of Separation.

(Posted on 06/03/17)

For further information, please contact the researcher: St. Jean Jeudy in Centereach, New York, [email protected] Read more...


Rough justice: who is looking out for the wrongfully convicted?

Rough justice: who is looking out for the wrongfully convicted?(Posted on 28/02/17)

How internet sleuths - and secret courts - have changed the reporting of miscarriages of justice.First published in the New Statesman. Read more...


News Round-Up Week Ending 17.2.17

(Posted on 20/02/17)

Randox in Hot Water. Two employees at a forensic science lab have been arrested by Greater Manchester Police.   Randox Testing Services analyses blood, saliva and hair samples on behalf of police forces.  Hundreds of convictions could be unsafe, based on incorrect toxicology test results. “Randox Testing Services have provided forensic services to police forces, including GMP, for the past two years,” said a police... Read more...


THE GET CARTER MURDER

THE GET CARTER MURDER(Posted on 20/02/17)

Fifty years on, it’s about time justice was done… Read more...


News Round-Up Week Ending 6.1.17

(Posted on 06/01/17)

Forensic Risk! Forensic Science Regulator Gillian Tully has claimed that the quality of forensic science work in England and Wales is at risk and could threaten the integrity of the criminal justice system, the BBC reported today. Dr Tully wants statutory powers to enforce standards "as soon as possible", describing a lack of commitment in police forces to meet the required standards, and a significant risk of DNA contamination... Read more...