Susan May convicted of murder following police code of practice breaches - condoned by the Appeal Court
How might the cases of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, the subjects of Netflix’s ten episode documentary, Making a Murderer be investigated?
Still trying to evaluate the effect of the UK Supreme Court decision in Jogee ... [more to follow]
Not that easy, blogging! I haven't finished the last one, but now my mind is preoccupied with the iniquities of the joint enterprise law, both because of the numerous wrongful convictions, resulting in murder convictions and life sentences, suffered by innocent bystanders or even people who have nothing to do with crimes committed by others… Continue reading Joint enterprise
faster faster In Camera Lucida (1980, 26-27) Roland Barthes makes a distinction between different types of content of photographs, the studium and the punctum. The studium is that part or aspect of the photograph which refers to an existing body of information, a cultural artifact with which the viewer is expected to be familiar, and… Continue reading Photographic realism
I know of someone who is serving time for murder, convicted on the following evidence. A young black man, he was driving a car in Nottingham with other passengers and was stopped by the police. He picked up and handed the police a mobile phone which was seized by the police and recorded as his… Continue reading Less is more: the criminal justice system and the joint enterprise law
For further explanation see the article by Francis Webber at http://www.irr.org.uk/2010/february/ha000025.html (iv) It was reported that a new series of interviews was conducted by the United States authorities prior to May 2002 as part of a new strategy designed by an expert interviewer (v) It was reported that at some stage during that further interview process… Continue reading Those censored paragraphs