Centre for Criminology Innocence Project Established

In October 2017 the Centre for Criminology Innocence project was established in collaboration with Cardiff University Law School.

Under the supervision of project leader Dr Cheryl Allsop students review cases where those convicted of serious crimes are claiming their innocence and have been unable to receive legal aid or fund lawyers to take on their case. On behalf of our clients students are looking to establish whether there is any new evidence that would give reasonable grounds for appeal and to investigate and respond to the questions clients raise in connection to their conviction.

Between October and December 2017 seven carefully selected undergraduate students and two postgraduate researchers completed several weeks of intensive training before commencing casework in January 2018.