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The Innocent and the Criminal Justice System examines competing perspectives on, and definitions of, miscarriages of justice to tackle these questions and more in this critical sociological examination of innocence and wrongful conviction.
- Is the first book of its kind to cover wrong convictions, from definition and causation to the limits of redress
- Provides a wealth of case studies and statistics to apply theoretical discussions of the criminal justice system to real-life situations
- Discusses ideas and challenges that are highly relevant to current political and social debates
Elegantly written by a leading expert in the field, this book is essential reading for students of criminology, criminal justice and law, looking to understand the workings of the criminal justice system and how it can fail the innocent.
'… written by an author with a long record of active engagement with miscarriages of justice issues, this gives the book a level of passion and insider, practical knowledge that distinguishes it from others in the field.' - Professor Gerry Johnstone, University of Hull