A collection of factsheets, book recommendations and media

We have put together a series of factsheets, videos and animations to help explain certain aspects of the criminal law process.

We have also recommended some books which provide real insight from people who have faced investigation and trial or who are involved in the criminal justice process.

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Love, My Year under the Yewtree
Paul Gambaccini
A heartfelt account of radio and television presenter Paul Gambaccini's arrest for false historic, sexual allegations.
Attacked in the press, forced out of work and, for a whole year he was repeatedly re-bailed but eventually being cleared of any wrongdoing. 

Presumed Guilty, Simon Warr
Simon, a widely respected teacher spent 672 days on bail. His accuser was a pupil from 30 years ago.
The Jury took just 40 minutes to aquit Simon, but it came at a huge cost. He lost the career he loved, his reputation and much more. 
His account is gripping and terryifying and underlines the fact that false accusations can hit anyone at anytime and without warning.
Police Misconduct, Complaints and Public Regulation, John Beggs QC
jJohn Beggs QC is one of the finest advocates of his generation and someone with whom we are proud to work closely. This practitioner's work  is a must for any professional working in the field of police misconduct. 
Injustice, Clive Stafford Smith
Clive Stafford Smith has been one of my greatest influences. As a young law student, I interned in his office in New Orleans. Clive has repeatedly and fearlessly tackled the US Justice Sytem, representing men and women facing execution in a system riddled with racism, corruption and cruelty. 
Here he tells the story of Kris Maharaj, a British businessman who, was sentenced to death for the brutal murder of two business associates. Since becoming involved with the case, Clive has uncovered compelling evidence of his client's innocence, yet he remains on the death row which has been his home since 1986
Robot Rules: Regulating Artificial Intelligence
This fascinating book by barrister Jacob Turner addresses the legal and ethical problems Artificial Intelligence could cause, and how we can address them. As AI can take decisions independently and unpredictably it raises questions of responsibility--who is liable if AI causes harm; rights--the disputed moral and pragmatic grounds for granting AI legal personality; and the ethics surrounding the decision-making of AI.
With technology moving ahead at staggering speeds, this book is the first to properly address the legal and ethical issues which do and will arise from artificial intelligence.