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Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Carolyn Hoyle and Mai Sato


This book reveals what happens to applications for post-conviction review when those in England and Wales who consider themselves to have been wrongfully convicted, and have exhausted direct appeal processes, apply to have their case assessed by the Criminal Cases Review Commission. It presents the findings of the first thorough empirical study of decision-making and the use of discretion within the Commission. It shows how the Commission exercises its discretionary powers in identifying and investigating possible wrongful convictions for rehearing by the Court of Appeal. The research it draws ... More

Keywords: post-conviction review, Court of Appeal, appeal process, discretion, wrongful conviction, Criminal Cases Review Commission, decision-making

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198794578
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198794578.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolyn Hoyle, author
Professor, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford

Mai Sato, author
Fellow, School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australia National University Reading