- Forthcoming webinars
- "It wasn't me": Questions of justice, denial and risk
"It wasn't me": Questions of justice, denial and risk
Pleading not guilty may be a reasonable or rational stance at the time of trial and sentencing but maintaining one’s innocence arguably can take on an irrational or self-destructive quality twenty years later as that individual faces an impasse in their sentence plan. Jackie Craissati and Kerry Beckley explore the meaning and function of maintaining one’s innocence for serious crime from conviction through to release. En route, we will touch on miscarriages of justice, the role of shame and self-identity, and, of course, the implications for risk assessment.