Carolyn Hoyle


Professor Carolyn Hoyle has been at the University of Oxford Centre for Criminology since 1991. She has published empirical and theoretical research on a number of criminological and human rights topics including domestic violence, policing, restorative justice, the death penalty, and, latterly wrongful convictions. She has recently concluded research into applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission concerning alleged miscarriages of justice. Her book on this research was published by Oxford University Press in January 2019: Reasons to Doubt: Wrongful Convictions and the Criminal Cases Review Commission.  She has growing expertise on the death penalty in Southeast Asia and is currently working on studies of foreign nationals at risk of capital punishment in Malaysia, funded by the British Academy and the University of Oxford John Fell Fund. She is also conducting opinion research on the death penalty in Indonesia and Zimbabwe.