This chapter will consider miscarriages of justice primarily in the United Kingdom and the response by its government and criminal justice agencies. We will examine: • what constitutes a miscarriage of justice; • concerns about police competence in criminal investigations; • the over-reliance on confession evidence in adversarial systems of justice; • UK legislation regulating custodial questioning; • the new genre of miscarriages in the UK: witness interviewing practices; • factors contributing to miscarriages of justice in the USA; • USA/UK responses to miscarriages of justice; • opportunities for greater involvement of forensic psychologists in the future to minimise miscarriages of justice.
|Title of host publication||Forensic psychology: concepts, debates and practice|
|Editors||J. Adler, J. Gray|
|Place of Publication||Cullompton|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|