We know that celebrities usually have the finances to pay for the expensive services of top-class barristers, but what happens when an ordinary member of the public is accused and has no such resources?
From ‘The Justice Gap’ – an introduction to the Victor Nealon case, a grotesque miscarriage of justice.
A very comprehensive article by barrister Matthew Scott on whether or not those who make false allegations should be prosecuted.
A truly extraordinary story. Geoff Long was accused by his own daughter of sexually abusing her from the age of 8 until 16. Sentenced to 5 year’s imprisonment, his case seemed hopeless. Then his wife began to gather evidence that showed many of the claims against him were false, until…
The Daily Mail has published an article linking false memory to the VIP paedophile scandal.
The Sunday Times (18 October 2015) published the following headline: ‘VIP sex cases link to false memory – Experts slam controversial therapy.’
Another extraordinary case has recently surfaced after a woman received psychotherapy and then claimed she recalled being raped 40 years previously. The jury rejected her accusations after hearing more of the background facts and of the extensive nature of the therapy she had been given.
One man’s fight to clear his name of accusations of historic abuse. Gathering together information for his own defence, Simon Warr fought through an adversarial legal system that presumed him guilty before he’d even gone to trial. On bail for 2 years, he was finally able to prove his innocence…
“Challenging Miscarriages – the Inability of the System to Accept Responsibility” by Mark Newby, United Against Injustice, Conference, Liverpool, Saturday 10th October 2015.
The Police Foundation have recently published an interesting article, noting how many officials involved in the judicial process lack training in how to assess whether an individual’s memories are true or false. It is no secret that in the past the police have frequently and repeatedly failed the victims…