In June 2023, Jo took to the stage for the London leg of CrimeCon UK where she participated a session hosted by journalist and criminologist, Donal MacIntyre. Together with retired Metropolitan Police detective, Brian Hook, they discussed one of the cases featured in CBS Reality's new TV series, Donal MacIntyre's Killer Evidence. The programme analyses the crucial pieces of evidence that go into murder investigations and demonstrates how forensic evidence has brought murderers to justice.
If you're not familiar with CrimeCon and are a fan of True Crime, then you may be missing out! CrimeCon is a weekend-long event with an ethos that is part education, part advocacy, part discovery. It brings together documentary makers, experts, podcasters and law enforcement professionals to meet with true crime enthusiasts. There is an action-packed schedule with sessions running concurrently both days, but with a bit of planning you can experience a wide range of thought-provoking discussions!
One of the highlights for us was the session with Louise Shorter, a former producer/director of BBC TV’s long-running miscarriage of justice investigative series Rough Justice. Louise is founder and CEO of Inside Justice, a charity that re-evaluates wrongful convictions/miscarriages of justice. In the session, Louise was interviewed by award-winning film maker, David Howard (Monster Films), about her TV series Wrongly Accused and the case of Stefan Kiszko who was wrongly convicted for murder. In this case, she was joined by police officer Trevor Wilkinson and lawyer James Gregory and together, they fought to prove Stefan's innocence.
Wrongly Accused looks at both sides of some of the biggest miscarriages of justice in British legal history. Louise and a range of experts, including Jo, look at what went wrong in those cases and how it was put right. It is compelling and heart-breaking viewing for anyone that works in the Criminal Justice System.
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