miscarriage of justice

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miscarriage of justice

A situation in which the administration of justice has failed or been mismanaged.
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Curiously enough the excitement was due less to the fact that an innocent man was in danger of a wrongful conviction than to the interest taken in their own ideas as to the Mystery of The Yellow Room.
Each chapter begins with a wrongful conviction case that illustrates reform strategies being considered.
With the criminal conviction wiped out, Bunch became free to seek some recompense for the wrongful conviction and years of liberty she lost.
Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced the Government will provide Teina Pora with an inflation adjustment to his compensation for wrongful conviction and 20 years of imprisonment.
The recent popularity of the podcast Serial and the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer demonstrate our cultural appetite for wrongful conviction stories.
28) For instance, Smith and Hattery (2011) in their study of race, wrongful conviction, and exoneration, confirms that race is the leading determinant in wrongful convictions.
A botched police investigation led to the wrongful conviction of six men, who served almost 18 years behind bars before their convictions were quashed.
The risk of any wrongful conviction is a great concern.
If cleared, Evans could argue that he has lost up to PS4 million in earnings for wrongful conviction.
The empirical study of the wrongful conviction of the innocent in America began in earnest with Edwin Borchard's 1932 book, Convicting the Innocent, in which he catalogued sixty-five cases of actual innocence, described their legal causes (eyewitness misidentification, witness perjury, false confessions, police and prosecutorial misconduct, inadequate defense counsel, etc.
Cardiff Law School's Innocence Project - the first project of its kind to help successfully overturn a wrongful conviction - has been nominated for the Christine Jackson Young Person Award.
Cardiff Law School's Innocence Project - the first innocence project to help successfully overturn a wrongful conviction - is nominated for the Christine Jackson Young Person Award.