Justice

Making a Murderer 2's mesmerising dea ex machina Kathleen Zellner

Thanks to Making a Murderer, Wisconsin’s bovine incompetence has been exposed

10 November 2018 9:00 am

I wonder if Wisconsin has any idea what an international embarrassment it has become? By rights it ought to be…

Brenda Blethyn as DCI Vera Stanhope 'wearing the kind of hat not seen since the glory days of All Creatures Great and Small'

DCI Vera Stanhope may well be the most implausible cop on TV

25 March 2017 9:00 am

As we know from all those newspaper articles and actress interviews, there’s a scandalous lack of high-profile British TV dramas…

In a Birmingham jail, I discovered the point of Michael Gove

17 September 2016 9:00 am

I went to prison last week, in Birmingham. Early start, off on a train from Euston. It was my kids’…

The case that shows why we must not stay in the European Arrest Warrant

3 September 2016 9:00 am

If Brexit is to mean anything, we must dispense with the pernicious European Arrest Warrant

Why a Roman might have intervened to help the Brits in India

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Because no country can interfere in another’s legal system, there is little the UK can do to help the six…

Ancient and Modern

2 January 2016 9:00 am

In Living with Difference, a think-tank report on the problems raised by a multi-faith UK, the chair Baroness Butler-Sloss says…

Could I have prevented a Kray murder?

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Could I have prevented a Kray murder?

The disturbing case of Roger Khan – and the cost of cheap justice

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The disturbing case of Roger Khan – and the human cost of doing justice on the cheap

Fair, just, brave: George Bell, Bishop of Chichester 1929–1958

The Church of England’s shameful betrayal of bishop George Bell

7 November 2015 9:00 am

The Church of England has rushed to posthumously condemn one of the greatest men it has produced

We should celebrate Magna Carta by abolishing the European Arrest Warrant

13 June 2015 9:00 am

The European Arrest Warrant is incompatible with our tradition of justice

Would Jesse Boot have agreed with Stefano Pessina? (Clue: he called his employees ‘comrade’)

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Right Boot, left Boot What would Jesse Boot, who built Britain’s largest chemist chain from his father’s herbal shops, made…

Ched Evans: law vs people power

17 January 2015 9:00 am

‘This was the rule for men that Zeus established: whereas fish, beasts and birds eat each other, since there is…

The utterly ludicrous and petty campaign against Ched Evans

10 January 2015 9:00 am

A new name to help us welcome in the new year: Jean Hatchet. A name which is almost certainly too…

The Krays, Dennis Nilsen – and Chris Grayling: a conversation with Sir Ivan Lawrence QC

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Sir Ivan Lawrence QC on the Krays, Dennis Nilsen – and Chris Grayling

‘Rape is rape’ serves no one well, least of all rape victims

6 September 2014 9:00 am

When Mary Jane Mowat remarked recently that rape conviction statistics would not improve ‘until women stop getting so drunk,’ the…

Rebekah Brooks takes her place in a perfect picture of modern Britain

28 June 2014 9:00 am

What image comes to mind when we think of Britain today? I was moved to contemplate this question after reading…

What the O.J. Simpson jury didn’t know (and schools should teach)

1 March 2014 9:00 am

During the O.J. Simpson trial, the prosecution made much of the fact that Simpson had a record of violence towards…

Being assaulted nearly put me on trial

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Way back in the late 1990s, I spent a lot of time in court. What happened, see, was that in…

Letters: sheep pay for themselves

8 June 2013 9:00 am

Why Ukip aren’t extremists Sir: I don’t wish to be rude to Matthew Parris (‘Why Ukip is a party of…

The American way of justice

21 April 2012 12:00 pm

Conrad Black sympathises with the NatWest Three — victims of British cowardice and a corrupt US legal system

When the best defence is no defence

12 March 2011 12:00 am

This remarkable book is the account by their lawyer of the trial, imprisonment and sentencing to death in the late Eighties of a group of young men who came to be known as the Delmas Four.