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An opportunity to submit evidence concerning disclosure failures

February 28, 2018:

Thanks to Dr Ros Burnett, Oxford University Criminology Department, for bringing the following news items to our attention Some FACT members have suffered injustice due to failures of disclosure. We now have a very welcome opportunity to submit evidence to the Justice Committee. We believe that contrary to the view previously expressed by the DPP […]

FACTion, Winter 2017-18 now available

February 19, 2018:

Our latest edition of FACTion is available here This issue has articles on a university innocence project, the new All Party Parliamentary Group on Miscarriages of Justice, the results of FACT’s questionnaire on coping strategies used by the falsely accused and one peron’s experience of being wrongly accused. There is an article reviewing 20 years […]

Isaac Itiary, another victim of non disclosure of vital evidence

December 20, 2017:

A few days after Liam Allan escaped a possible prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, saved by a diligent prosecutor chasing up non disclosed material, another man is rescued at the last minute. Isaac Itiary had spent several months in prison awaiting his trial having been charged with six counts of sexual activity […]

Warning to all wrongfully accused: keep all your records safe even when you think your case is closed

November 6, 2017:

Retain All Your Records in a Safe Dry Place even when you think Your Case Is Closed This may be especially pertinent to those whose case has been deemed NFA, no further action. The Helpline regularly experiences calls from Falsely Accused people who believed all was over. Callers are being informed by police that their […]

Winter Edition of FACTion available now

February 24, 2017:

The Winter edition of FACTion has now been published, with many subjects of interest. Read about the Henriques Report, the phenomenon of false memories, the experience of being falsely accused of rape and much more. You can download the magazine here.

New FACTsheet on how to cope with a false allegation

February 7, 2017:

A new FACTsheet has been prepared based on the experience gleaned by some members who were falsely accused of historic sexual abuse in a work setting. It lists 22 very practical steps that you can take to help in your defence. These steps not only help you to gain some sense of control when your […]

Warning to the Wrongfully Accused, Keep your Records for Life

December 7, 2016:

It is understandably tempting to think that after 4 years it might be safe to dispose of documents which are closely connected to the trauma of being falsely accused. A word of caution. We are finding that the records you hold may, at some point, be the only records which exist. Even the most important […]

Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse – Important New Book

October 28, 2016:
Cover of Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse

This new book, Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse, is edited by Dr Ros Burnett (Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford). It contains 21 chapters by criminologists, psychologists, legal scholars and other experts, discussing policies and practices that impact on people who are falsely accused of sexual and physical offences against adults and children. […]

Compensation for wrongful conviction

May 11, 2015:

The Independent reports Sam Hallam, another victim of a wrongful conviction, has joined forces with Victor Nealon to fight the new law introduced last year to cut compensation for the victims of wrongful convictions. This week sees their test case reaching the UK High Court.

Cardiff Law School become first Innocence Project to succeed following referral of case to CCRC

December 10, 2014:

In 2012, Cardiff became the first university innocence project in the UK to successfully have a case referred to the Court of Appeal after submission to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). Today, after almost ten years of investigative work by students and academics on dozens of cases in innocence projects in more than twenty […]

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