Thursday, 26 June 2014

Joint Enterprise: Almost Guilty

Joint Enterprise - a 300-year old doctrine - is one of the most controversial aspects of English law often used in murder cases. It accounts for nearly 18% of all homicide cases in the UK, despite this most people have never heard of it. The doctrine allows convicting for life those who were involved in a particular criminal act, but didn't strike a fatal blow. But what if you didn't know your friend's intentions and just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time? We went to investigate what devastating effect Joint Enterprise might have on the lives of those convicted for murder but plead innocent and their families.

Shooting crew:
Camera - Tashi Skervin
Director/Producer - Anastasia Pastor Kubrak
Reporter - Sam Holder