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

My research interests span criminal justice, social justice and journalism.

I have a long-term commitment to miscarriages of justice, prisoners' rights, social justice and access to justice and legal aid.

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

I am twice winner of the Bar Council's journalist of the year (2005 and 2015), winner of the inaugural Halsbury Law award for journalism (2013) and was shortlisted for the Criminal Justice Alliance's journalist of the year award (2016). 

I am the founder/ 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

I am involved in a number of justice intitaives. In June 2022, I was appointed special adviser to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Miscarriages of Justice and run its secretariat with Glyn Maddocks KC. I am a trustee (and former campaigns director) of the Legal Action Group which campaigns for access to justice on behalf of people and communities who would otherwise by denied. LAG is 50 years' old this year.  

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

BOOKS

I am the author of a number of books including:

 

 

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