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Juries need to be told how they’re allowed to use the internet to ensure fair trials


Holt, J and Gogarty, B, Juries need to be told how they're allowed to use the internet to ensure fair trials, The Conversation, Australia, 22 January 2020 (2020) [Magazine Article]

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Juries are supposed to consider evidence without influence or bias from the outside world. However, the widespread access to and use of the internet and social media threatens to undermine this, with significant consequences for our criminal justice system and those within it. Given courts cannot effectively police smart-phone use they must adapt to it. This week the Tasmania Law Reform Institute completed its year long inquiry into courts and the information age, and has recommendations as to how they can adapt.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:juries, fair trial, social media, tasmania law reform
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Criminal law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law reform
UTAS Author:Holt, J (Ms Jemma Holt)
UTAS Author:Gogarty, B (Dr Brendan Gogarty)
ID Code:137083
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2020-01-30
Last Modified:2020-02-11

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