The Justice Trap
13 March 2020,
Jon Robins explores the case of Clive Freeman, who was jailed in 1989 for murder but has always protested his innocence and is now mounting a fourth attempt for his guilty verdict to be reconsidered.
Celebrate the Success of the ‘Oval Four’ – But Don’t Forget the Many Others Trapped in a Broken System
6 December 2019,
The overturning of the convictions of the 'Oval Four' by the Court of Appeal shows our under-funded and chaotic criminal justice system working. Unfortunately this is an exception not the rule
5 September 2019,
Jon Robins on the case of Oliver Campbell and what it reveals about our creaking criminal justice system.
THE JUSTICE TRAP: How the Cash-Strapped Miscarriages of Justice Watchdog is No Longer Independent or Doing Its Job
24 July 2019,
Jon Robins explores the state of the Criminal Cases Review Commission and the dwindling number of potential miscarriages of justice being referred to the Court of Appeal.
11 July 2019,
The injustice of how our justice system deals with its own errors was a key theme at the launch of Proof magazine this week.
27 June 2019,
Jon Robins on why the failure of key evidence to be disclosed in criminal trials in recent years has long been an issue leading to miscarriages of justice.
THE JUSTICE TRAP: ‘Our courts will bend over backwards to uphold a conviction which is obviously unsafe’
14 May 2019,
Jon Robins explores why Tony Stock has spent more than 40 years fighting to clear his name for an armed robbery a supergrass admits he had nothing to do with.
7 May 2019,
THE JUSTICE TRAP: ‘No Hope’ of Justice for Eddie Gilfoyle after 18 Years in Prison for his Wife’s Hanging
29 April 2019,
The Criminal Cases Review Commission provides no effective safety net for victims of a miscarriage of justice – Eddie Gilfoyle is a striking example.
THE JUSTICE TRAP: Was a Police Officer Sacked and Jailed for a Violent Assault actually the Victim of a Cover-Up?
18 April 2019,
PC Danny Major spent four months in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit. Faced with an unhelpful and inactive miscarriages of justice watchdog, he is still fighting to clear his name.
10 April 2019,
Jon Robins on how even the intervention of an Appeal Court Judge has failed to help a family caught up in child sexual abuse conviction
2 April 2019,
Jon Robin’s second account of how the law of joint enterprise “exposes all that is wrong in our justice system”.
22 March 2019,
Jon Robins from @JusticeGap with another fascinating case of injustice - this time around a law that presumes guilt for bystanders
13 March 2019,
Ben Geen was caught red-handed - a serial killer, or so it seemed. In the third of his series The Justice Trap, Jon Robins shows how a misreading of statistics led to a life sentence
7 March 2019,
Two parents took their sick child to hospital. Within hours they were being questioned by police. Two days later, they were in court. Why?
1 March 2019,
In the first of a new series examining the failings of our criminal justice system, Jon Robins explores why this should matter to us all.