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"The Sellenger Centre Criminal Justice Review Project is distinguished by its focus on preventative and corrective philosophies."

Review Projects of this type are traditionally called Innocence Projects and operate as post appeal review bodies, providing assistance to those who claim to have been wrongfully convicted. Although a number of Innocence Projects have been established in America, only one Project has been established in Australian jurisdictions (Griffith Law School, Gold Coast Campus). Existing Projects adopt a corrective philosophy, seeking the exoneration of those who have been wrongfully convicted.

Mission statement

The Criminal Justice Review Project is committed to pursuing the exoneration of those who have been wrongly convicted. By identifying the factors that contribute to wrongful conviction, it seeks to facilitate law reform, equity and equality for all who encounter the justice system process.

Aims and objectives

  • Seeking to correct errors where they are shown to exist;
  • Seeking to prevent errors where they are shown to exist; and
  • Seeking to develop future professionals who are committed to the values associated with fairness and justice for all. 

Students and scholars are drawn from a variety of disciplines such as law, criminology, forensic science, and forensic psychology. These multi-disciplinary teams work collaboratively towards the exoneration of those who have been wrongfully convicted.

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