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Applying for the CCRC to review a case
Anyone can apply if they believe they have been wrongly convicted of a criminal offence or wrongly sentenced in a criminal court in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland. Before you apply, we strongly recommend that you read about the CCRC’s application process. This will help you to understand how we work and how to make the best application possible.
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Ongoing research

Joint Enterprise Cases
Dr Louise Hewitt – Greenwich University
Witness Testimony
Dr Rebecca Helm – Exeter University
Digital Evidence
Professor Michele Burnham and others – Glasgow University
Human Trafficking
Professor Richard Vogler, Dr Shahrzad Fouladvand and others – Sussex University

About the CCRC Research Committee

The CCRC’s Research Committee was established in 2014/15. It is made up of a number of CCRC Commissioners and staff including members of the Senior Leadership Team.

They are assisted and advised by two independent academic members. These are:

  • Professor Anthea Hucklesby, Head of the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham; and
  • Professor Barry Goldson, Charles Booth Chair of Social Science, School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool.

The Committee’s role is to:

  •  identify areas of potential research beneficial to the Commission and to the wider criminal justice system
  •  issues calls for relevant research from external providers
  •  assess ad hoc and unsolicited research proposals
  •  monitor the progress of ongoing projects

Completed research

Click here to read about completed CCRC research.