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Criminology: Miscarriages of Justice – University Tutorial With Dr Sam Poyser From Aberystwyth University

8th December 2022 @ 16:15 - 17:00

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In this live interactive Criminology tutorial, we will be joined by Dr Sam Poyser, a leading academic from the Department of Law & Criminology at Aberystwyth University, who will explore Miscarriages of Justice.

In 1991, scholar Martin Yant concluded: ‘An innocent person in prison…is about as rare as a pigeon in the park!’ Wrongful convictions are much more common than we dare to think and are a global phenomenon. Many of the issues associated with wrongful convictions are the same over time and indeed globally. Drawing on criminological theory and research worldwide, including my own research undertaken over two decades, this workshop will examine wrongful convictions in a criminological context, over time (including the changing face of wrongful convictions), in different settings, and in a variety of countries.

The full context/introduction to this live and interactive discussion is provided by the university in a Headliner recorded resource (see below) which offers insights into the key academic research and debate related to this fascinating topic. This recording can be watched as a class activity or independently in preparation for the discussion.

The session aims to deepen students’ understanding of the topic whilst enabling them to access and experience a live online university tutorial.

Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Sam Poyser

Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom, or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but access to the Headliner recording will continue to be accessible.


Suitable for: Key Stage 5, and equivalent, students studying or with an interest in studying Criminology, Law, Psychology, and related subjects. Teachers and members of school staff, as always, are welcome too and participants can join as individuals from school/college or home, or as a group from school/college.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students are asked to watch the Headliner recording and consider some of the key issues/questions raised.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:

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8th December 2022
16:15 - 17:00
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