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Murder, Wrongful Conviction and the Law
An International Comparative Analysis

Edited By

Jon Robins

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ISBN 9781032170275
May 12, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
272 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This collection brings together international experts to present a comparative analysis of wrongful conviction and criminal procedure. The volume takes an interdisciplinary approach with authors drawn from a broad range of backgrounds including law, psychology, forensics and journalism. All are experts in their field with direct experience of the investigation of wrongful conviction in their own countries. Focusing on the main areas of concern in their own jurisdiction, each author discusses common themes including: the extent of the problem; the types of cases that feature in miscarriages of justice; the legal mechanism for the correction of a wrongful conviction; compensation for the wrongly convicted; public awareness and concern about the issue generally and in light of high-profile cases; and the extent to which wrongful conviction has driven criminal justice reform. The book will be essential reading for students, researchers and policy-makers interested in Comparative Law, Criminology and Psychology.

Table of Contents

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A note on the book


Chapter 1: Miscarriages of justice in England and Wales
Jon Robins

Chapter 2: Miscarriages of justice in France
Grégoire Etrillard and Cyrille Rossant

Chapter 3: Miscarriages of justice in Germany
Fredericke Leuschner and Martin Rettenberger

Chapter 4: Miscarriages of justice in the Netherlands
Linda Geven and Karien van den Doel

Chapter 5: Miscarriages of Justice in the Italian Criminal System
Luca Lupária, Martina Cagossi and Marco Pittiruti

Chapter 6: Miscarriages of Justice in Spain
Guadalupe Blanco Velasco, Nuria Sánchez and Linda Marjoleine Geven

Chapter 7: Miscarriages of justice in Norway
Ulf Stridbeck and Tim Brennen

Chapter 8: Miscarriages of justice in Sweden
Minna Gräns

Chapter 9: Miscarriages of justice in the United States
Justin Brooks

Chapter 10: Miscarriages of justice in Canada
Kent Roach and Felicity Williams

Chapter 11: Miscarriages of justice in Australia
Robyn Blewer, Lynne Weathered, Rachel Dioso-Villa and Jason Murakami

Chapter 12: Miscarriages of Justice in New Zealand
Mike White

Chapter 13: Miscarriages of justice in Argentina
Manuel Garrido, Camila Brenda Calvo and Lara Benítez

Chapter 14: Miscarriages of justice in Taiwan
Mong-Hwa Chin and Tze-Wei Lin

Chapter 15: A Comparative and International Perspective on Miscarriages of Justice
Jago Russell


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Jon Robins is a lecturer in Criminology at Brighton University and a freelance journalist with over 25 years’ experience of writing about criminal justice issues for national newspapers and magazines.