Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the CCRC (Professor Carolyn Hoyle)
This book is the result of a study over several years by Professor Carolyn Hoyle from Oxford University Centre for Criminology.
Professor Hoyle and her team had access to CCRC casework files as well as to staff and Commissioners.
Through in-depth analysis of case files and interviews the authors scrutinize the Commission’s operational practices, its working rules, and assumptions, considering how these influence its understanding of the real possibility test.
The book was published in February 2019 by Oxford University Press.
Professor Carolyn Hoyle relied in part on her research at the CCRC for her chapter Compensating Injustice: The Perils of the Innocence Discourse in Young, S.M., Hunter, J., Roberts, P., and Dixon, D (eds), The Integrity of Criminal Process: From Theory into Practice, (Hart 2016).