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CASE Report
Housing for Victims of Miscarriages of Justice. Report for Commonweal Housing.
Bert Provan
December 2015
Paper No' CASEreport 97:
Full Paper (pdf)

JEL Classification: I31; 139


Tags: commonweal; justice; housing; options

Commonweal Housing commissioned this study to look in more detail at the housing and other problems – including lack of any formal support, faced by victims of “miscarriages of justice”, which arise where a convicted criminal is subsequently found innocent after referral to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) (or Scottish equivalent). We consider a range of options and the opportunities, drawbacks, and possible mitigation actions of each option are set out and conclusions drawn.