We currently have 2 innocence projects running at the university but there are many more that exist across the UK. The projects are part of a larger network that was set up in 2004 to try and combat the problem of innocent people being wrongly convicted of crimes and then struggling to have their cases referred back to the appeal courts.
Each project is run by a group of researchers who are assigned the case of a convicted person maintaining innocence who has exhausted the initial appeals process. The researchers dedicate their time to consider all the available information and evidence with the aim to creating a successful application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
The projects work in conjunction with local Solicitors and Barristers as well as academic staff.
For more information please consult: www.innocencenetwork.org.uk