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CCRC – an introduction

What is the CCRC?   Funded by the ministry of justice Budget £6.5m per year (CPS £694m)   http://www.theguardian.com/law/2013/jul/03/miscarriages-of-justice-ccrc-funding   Independent of government, the courts, the CPS and the defence…

Journalists and miscarriages of justice

Lecture delivered by Brian Thornton 1. Who are investigative journalists? 2. The olden days – i.e. journalism’s greatest hits 3. Why we are now confused   1. Investigative journalism –…

Michael Zander on human wickedness and miscarriages of justice

INTERVIEW: Influential and forthright, Professor Michael Zander has been critiquing and helping to shape the legal landscape for decades. Recognised as one of the foremost scholars on the English legal…

Pragmatism and idealism: an interview with Lord Runciman

It’s exactly 20 years since the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice, known as the Runciman Commission, published its recommendations, writes Brian Thornton. Brian Thornton is a journalist and academic. He is…