This programme addresses the legal and socio-economic mechanisms currently in place to identify miscarriages of justice in Scotland and the opportunities afforded to prisoners who are claiming innocence while in prison and following their release.
It also focuses on the education and training of practicing lawyers as well as law students concerning miscarriages of justice.
The programme run from August 2009 to March 2010 and included participants from different sectors: academics, policy makers, lawyers, members of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, the Parole Board and the Howard League for Penal Reform in Scotland.
Discussions and workshops integrated multiple disciplines including law, forensic science, sociology, psychology and criminology.
Details of each part of the programme are given below.