The CCRC seeks to stimulate serious independent academic research that will benefit the criminal justice system.
In doing so, the CCRC has allowed controlled access to its casework records to assist projects exploring topics of practical use and interest.
Our completed research includes papers on;
- The impact of R v Jogee: An examination of applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (Dr Louise Hewitt, University of Greenwich)
- The potential impact of legal aid cuts (Sussex University)
- Women who kill (the Centre for Women’s Justice)
- The Criminalisation of Refugees (by Yewa Holiday, Elspeth Guild and Valsamis Mitsilegas)
Ongoing academic research includes;
- Witness Testimony (Dr Rebecca Helm – Exeter University)
- Digital Evidence (Professor Michele Burnham and team – Glasgow University)
- Human Trafficking (Professor Richard Vogler and team – Sussex University)
- Young Offenders (PhD student – Northumbria University)
- The CCRC applicant experience – Legal Aid Research Stage 6 (Dr Lucy Welsh, Sussex University)
Interested in proposing a research project to the CCRC?
Anyone interested in proposing an academic research project to the Commission should consider the following documents:
We also recommend that you make yourself aware of existing research.
All researchers will be required to sign an appropriate confidentiality agreement before access to CCRC records can be given.
If you have a query in relation to research with the CCRC, please email us at email@example.com.