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New Study into Young People and the CCRC

(Posted on 07/04/22)

New Study into Young People and the CCRC

As first reported in The Justice Gap this week, a new study at Northumbria University is focussing upon young people‚Äôs knowledge about the appeal process and the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).

The study will involve getting the views of young people (under 18s) and also those of stakeholders, parents/guardians, and legal professionals working with young people. Researchers aim to fill the knowledge gap around young people and appeals and seek to secure any improvements in processes and support required.

Judith Amankwa Addo, a PhD candidate based at Northumbria University in Newcastle are seeking participants in England and Wales who were convicted/sentenced under age 18 to participate. This will involve answering a few questions on knowledge about appeals, CCRC and the support available during the appeal process.

Confidentiality and anonymity will be ensured and participants can withdraw at any given point. By participating in this study, you will be helping to benefit future generations of young people who may suffer a miscarriage of justice.

If you are interested in taking part please contact [email protected]

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