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CCRC refers first Joint Enterpriser case in Northern Ireland

CCRC refers first Joint Enterpriser case in Northern Ireland(Posted on 22/08/22)

For the first time in Northern Ireland, the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) has referred a joint enterprise case as a possible miscarriage of justice.  Under the joint enterprise law, James Alexander Smith and his co-accused Peter Greer were convicted at Downpatrick Crown Court in March 2013 of the murder of Duncan Morrison, the attempted murder of Stephen Ritchie and two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger... Read more...

Inside Justice Comments on Law Commission Review

Inside Justice Comments on Law Commission Review (Posted on 06/08/22)

Inside Justice has welcomed news that the Law Commission of England and Wales will launch a wide-ranging review of the laws governing appeals for criminal cases. After many years of campaigning and awareness raising, Inside Justice is particularly pleased to see that part of the review will include 'laws governing the retention and disclosure of evidence for a case, including after conviction, and retention and access to records of proceedings... Read more...

Article: Experts, who needs them?

Article: Experts, who needs them? (Posted on 21/07/22)

Inside Justice has published an article for the British Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS) journal of Medicine, Science and the Law.  The article, 'Experts, who needs them? Judicial inconsistency in instruction, admission and interpretation of forensic expertise' is available to download now. Abstract  Science is knowledge. Continuing study adds to that knowledge, hence science is in perpetual flux. The law courts too are in flux but... Read more...

Event: Miscarriage of Justice: A Post-mortem

Event: Miscarriage of Justice: A Post-mortem(Posted on 21/06/22)

Inside Justice has organised a special evening event at Manchester's Art Gallery on Friday 1st July.  The Miscarriage of Justice: A post-mortem will look at the wrongful conviction of Patryk Pachecka for murder and his subsequent acquittal. Siobhan Grey QC, Jason Lartey and Richard Vardon worked with Inside Justice, a charity dedicated to investigating miscarriages of justice in successfully overturning the murder conviction of Patryk... Read more...

BBC Conviction Series - Murder at the Station

BBC Conviction Series - Murder at the Station (Posted on 17/06/22)

  Thank you to everyone who visited our stall at CrimeCon London last weekend. Our founder Louise Shorter and Tracy Alexander, Trustee and Advisory Panel member gave a presentation on the Roger Kearney case.  Inside Justice was honoured to be joined by  Louise Wigginton, Roger's daughter, as she talked about what life has been like since her father was given a life sentence for a murder he has always claimed he did not do. ... Read more...

New Miscarriage of Justice TV Series

New Miscarriage of Justice TV Series (Posted on 25/05/22)

A new two-part docuseries on miscarriages of justice called British Injustice with Raphael Rowe has aired this week.  The first episode revisits the wrongful arrest and imprisonment of the so-called ‘Cardiff Newsagent Three’ for the murder of businessman Phillip Saunders in 1987. Meanwhile the second episode looks at the case of John Kamara who spent 19 years in prison for the killing of Liverpool betting shop manager John Suffield,... Read more...

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