Our Mission: 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.
The case review component of the Criminal Justice Review Project is driven by students, under the careful guidance of senior legal practitioners and scholars. 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 on a pro-bono basis, reviewing cases where wrongful conviction is claimed:
"The 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.
The Criminal Justice Review Project is committed to the generation of research examining how the sources of miscarriage of justice facilitate error (in isolation or in combination) at each stage of the criminal justice process. The purpose of this research is to remedy error by facilitating change to policy and practice and by seeking law reform. The research conducted will contribute to the generation of theoretically informed relevant knowledge that informs decision making.
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