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The group is currently working on organising a concert around the theme of Rock against Miscarriages of Justice. This has two purposes. One is to raise the money to establish a Research Centre on Miscarriages is of Justice and secondly, to form a multidisciplinary team to advise families who are are affected by the child protection system.

We have published an Autobiographical Note by Britain's first paediatric neurosurgeon, Dr Norman Guthkelch, in honour of Norman is great achievements. The publication is in good time for Normans 100th birthday in September.

Guthkelch, A. N. 2015 Arthur Norman Guthkelch: An Autobiographical Note. Argument & Critique, June.


We coordinated The Open Letter on Shaken Baby Syndrome and The Courts, which expresses concern by international experts that the hypothesis of Shaken Baby Syndrome is contributing to miscarriages of justice in the criminal and family jurisdictions. The letter has been published in Argument & Critique as part of the Special Edition on 'Shaken Baby Syndrome'.

Wrennall, L. Bache, B. Pragnell, C. et al 2015 Open Letter on Shaken Baby Syndrome and Courts: A False and Flawed Premise, Argument & Critique, Received Jan. Published Feb.


Argument & Critique has published a seminal paper on miscarriages of justice in Public Family Law

Devine, L. & Parker, S. 2015 Public Family Law cases in the context of Miscarriages of Justice, Argument & Critique, Jan.


Dr Lauren Devine and Stephen Parker are the Director and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary & Expert Evidence Network. The Network is based at the University of the West of England, Bristol and was established to research and investigate the role of expert evidence in miscarriages of justice.  The Network has attracted major research funding to investigate child protection and safeguarding processes and is working on a project, The Safer Initiative to support families facing social work assessment.

Lauren’s publications are available here:\l-devine

Follow Lauren on Twitter: @DrLaurenDevine

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