Category Archives: global

Final posting

I’m in the process of transferring my blog to a new location http://www.201010blog.com I’m hoping the new site will make it easier to find information as the site grows. So please do visit me there and keep in touch with … Continue reading

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Police lying: an endemic international problem?

Originally posted on Wrongful Convictions Blog:
It is starting to feel in the UK like ‘another day, another story of police lies’. In what feels like just a few months we have had media coverage of (to mention just a…

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Anonymity for defendants accused of sexual abuse or rape

  After yet another high-profile case is lost by the CPS, this time in the trial of William Roache, it is time to reintroduce anonymity for defendants accused of sexual abuse or rape. At the very mention of the subject, … Continue reading

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False allegations: how to deal with them if you’re a teacher

This is an article from the Times Educational Supplement from 2010 but no less relevant today … By: John Berry   http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=2571586   Being caught in the tangled web of a false allegation is a nightmare many struggle to recover from. … Continue reading

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UK – Daily Mail

British charity worker falsely accused of being a paedophile by police in Thailand is released after spending 14 months in a ‘hell’ prison Ian Tracy was wrongly jailed for four years for being a paedophile Served 14 months in Nong … Continue reading

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The effect of changes in the UK which erodes the core of good justice – ‘innocent until proven guilty’

WHY IT IS TOO EASY TO BE FALSELY ACCUSED AND CONVICTED OF ABUSE WHEN FACTUALLY INNOCENT     A Briefing Paper by F.A.C.T. (Falsely Accused Teachers, Carers and other Professionals)   http://www.factuk.org Earlier developments Erosion of ‘similar fact evidence’ Two … Continue reading

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‘Myths and Facts for Schools’ about touch, abuse, and panic: is the tide turning at last?

Originally posted on ESRC Moral Panic Seminar Series, 2012 – 2014:
Having devoted much of the last decade or so to researching and writing about the way that adult anxieties about child abuse (and misjudged ways of seeking to prevent it), have…

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