Parole and Miscarriage of Justice Cases - Admission of Guilt?

Posted by Barbara Etter APM on 1 August 2014 | 0 Comments

Was wandering through Ross on Crime (Ross QC 5th Ed Thomson Reuters Lawbook Co 2011) this morning, as you do!, and came across this useful information under Parole (at page1021):

Nor should the Parole Board insist on an admission of guilt before granting parole: Varney v Parole Board (WA) (2000) 23 WAR 187; 117 A Crim R 514 (FC)

This is an important point as many people who have been wrongfully convicted are not willing to admit to a crime they have not committed. As a result, the fact that they have shown no remorse can often work against them in achieving parole. Will explore this case further.

 


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