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Research interests

Dr Jon Robins' research interests span criminal justice, social justice and journalism.

He has a long term commitment to miscarriages of justice, prisoners' rights, social justice and access to justice and legal aid.

Jon came to academia in 2021 after a 25-year career in journalism reporting on justice issues.

Over the years, he has written regularly for the Guardian, Observer (www.theguardian.com/profile/jonrobins), Independent on Sunday (www.independent.co.uk/author/jon-robins) as well as the Times, magazines and specialist journals.

He is twice winner of the Bar Council's journalist of the year and winner of the inaugural Halsbury Law award for journalism. 

Jon is the editor of the Justice Gap (www.thejusticegap.com) - an online magazine about 'the law and justice - and the difference between the two'. The Justice Gap has a print magazine, Proof


Dr Robins is the author of a number of books including:



Dr Robins is special adviser to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Miscarriages of Justice and a trustee of the access to justice charity the Legal Action Group.

He is a patron of Hackney Community Law Centre; and on the advisory board of the legal charity APPEAL which investigates miscarrages of justice.



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