Criminal Cases Review Commission

The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) is the statutory body responsible for investigating alleged miscarriages of justice in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.[1] It was established by Section 8 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1995 and began work on 31 March 1997.[2] The commission is the only body in its area of jurisdiction with the power to send a case back to an appeals court if it concludes that there is a real possibility that the court will overturn a conviction or reduce a sentence. Since starting work in 1997, it has on average referred 33 cases a year for appeal.

Criminal Cases Review Commission
Formation31 March 1997
Legal statusNon-departmental public body
Region served
Northern Ireland
Chief Executive and Accounting Officer
Karen Kneller

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