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Dr Michael Naughton

Dr Michael Naughton

Dr Michael Naughton
BSc, PhD(Bristol)

Reader in Sociology and Law

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

Research summary

Michael Naughton's research centres on how legal structures, procedures and/or working cultures can cause forms of social harm and/or injustice or prevent patent forms of social harm and/or injustice from being remedied and/or redressed. More specifically, the focus his work over the last 15 years has been concerned with "miscarriages of justice" and the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of the innocent.



Dr Naughton is the author of two monographs, a sole edited book and a practical guide to understanding and challenging alleged wrongful convictions:

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Reader in Sociology and Law with a split role between the University of Bristol Law School and the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS). BSc (Hons) in Sociology (First Class) (1996) and PhD in Sociology (2003) from the University of Bristol. Doctoral thesis was entitled: 'Miscarriages of Justice: Exception to the Rule?'. 2003-04, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Bristol. Appointed to a Lectureship at Bristol in 2004, progressed to Senior Lecturer in 2007 and was promoted to a Readership in 2012.

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Recent publications

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