Professor Carolyn Hoyle is leading a small team of researchers working on projects relating to wrongful convictions.

Her research on the Criminal Cases Review Commission (with Dr Mai Sato) will be published by Oxford University Press on 24 January 2019: Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission 

For further details see here.

Her research on the experiences of those wrongly accused of abuse in occupations of trust with Dr Ros Burnett and Naomi-Ellen Speechley is now published in a report. For further details and to read the full report see here. (see also, R. Burnett, C. Hoyle and N-E Speechley, (2017) 'The Context and Impact of Being Wrongly Accused of Abuse in Occupations of Trust, The Howard Journal of Crime & Justice

Professor Hoyle supervises Emma Burtt on the pains of imprisonment as experienced by those claiming to be victims of miscarriages of justice. She supervised the thesis recently submitted by Laura Tilt on the experiences of the wrongly convicted after their convictions are overturned by the Court of Appeal and they are released from prison. She and Laura have worked on further studies funded by the Sir Halley Stewart Trust, the University of Oxford John Fell Fund and the Faculty of Law Research Support Fund looking at the experiences of those who are wrongfully convicted and the decline of state compensation for the wrongfully convicted. See, for example, C. Hoyle & L. Tilt (2018) ‘The Benefits of Social Capital for the Wrongfully Convicted: Considering the promise of a resettlement model’, The Howard Journal of Crime & Justice