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The Innocent and the Criminal Justice System: A Sociological Analysis of Miscarriages of Justice

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ISBN13: 9780230216914
Published: June 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £30.99



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What happens when the criminal justice system convicts an innocent person? This book examines competing perspectives on, and definitions of, miscarriages of justice. Rich with cases and statistics, the book helps students of sociology, criminology and law to understand the workings of the criminal justice system and its limitations.

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Subjects:
Criminal Law
Contents:
Introduction

PART I: THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF MISCARRIAGES OF JUSTICE AND ABORTIONS OF JUSTICE
1. Perspectives and Definitions
2. The Key Causes of Abortions of Justice
3. The Key Causes of Miscarriages of Justice

PART II: THE LIMITS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN DEALING WITH CLAIMS OF INNOCENCE
4. The Parole Board
5. The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
6. The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC)

PART III: THE HARMFUL CONSEQUENCES OF WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS AND THE LIMITS OF REDRESS
7. Victimology
8. Compensation

PART IV: CONCLUSION
9. Troubleshooting the Black Spots of the Criminal Justice System