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Dr Michael Naughton

Dr Michael Naughton

Dr Michael Naughton
BSc, Ph.D.(Bristol)

Reader in Sociology and Law

Office 3.26
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 5323

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Dr Michael Naughton is a Reader in Sociology and Law across the Law School (click here) and the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) (click here).

He has researched and written extensively on ‘miscarriages of justice’ and the wrongful conviction and/or imprisonment of the factually innocent.

His general approach is to distinguish between how the criminal justice process is supposed to work in theory and how it works in reality through a series of connected critical socio-legal analyses. This has included analysis of the structures, procedures and/or working cultures of the police, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), prisons, Parole ...

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