We finished watching The Staircase on Netflix last night. It's only 13 episodes, but took us a while to watch as we've been busy with moving house. This is the second Netflix series I've watched in which the judicial system is under scrutiny, the first being Making a Murderer.

Both cover periods of more than 10 years since a supposed murder, for which the main suspect is under investigation and goes to trial. In both series there is also evidence that the police and prosecutors have not played fairly and will do anything within their power to make sure the suspect goes to jail.

It does beg the question of how often this happens? Can we trust the judiciary system? What are the alternatives?