13 September 2012Dr Michael Naughton, Reader in Sociology and Law with joint appointments in the Law School and the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), was interviewed on 12 September 2012 on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning programme. He was commenting on the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission's (SCCRC) referral back the High Court of Justiciary of Mr William Beck's conviction for armed robbery in 1981 at the third time of asking.
Dr Naughton is the Director of the University of Bristol Innocence Project which investigated Mr Beck's alleged wrongful conviction and made two submissions to the SCCRC that were persuasive in its decision to refer the case.
The show is available for the next seven days on BBC iplayer at the following link, with the section featuring Dr Naughton starting at 1.50.00:
The University of Bristol Innocence Project's submissions to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission on behalf of Mr Beck can be found on the Innocence Network UK (INUK) website at:
Also see the University press release for links to other media coverage: http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2012/8772.html