Not Guilty: The Sydney Exoneration Project

Seeking justice for the wrongfully convicted
Supervised by academic staff, psychology and law students collaborate to review and analyse cases of possible wrongful convictions to seek social justice for those in need.

Our aim

Our aim is to seek justice for wrongfully convicted inmates while providing a unique educational experience where students can apply the knowledge from their courses. Students from the School of Psychology and Sydney Law School work closely together and learn from other each other’s different fields. We hope this program will assist in forming closer collaboration between different fields and assist improvements in the legal system.

Issues in wrongful conviction include but are not limited to:

  • eyewitness misidentification
  • false memories
  • false confessions

Submit a case

To submit a case please download the case submission questionaire and submit it to


We have a number of volunteer opportunities. Duties for volunteers may include reading through cases, applying literature to issues within the case, and evaluating research.

If you would like to volunteer, please send your CV and completed application form to


If you would like to make a donation to support Not Guilty, please contact us at

Case submission questionnaire

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Volunteer application form

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General enquiries

  • Not Guilty, c/o Dr Celine van Golde School of Psychology, University of Sydney Sydney, 2006