Ensuring a fair trial for an accused in a digital era: Lessons for Australia

Elizabeth Greene, Jodie O'Leary

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Abstract

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Internet accessibility has increased to an average of 28.7 per cent globally, representing more than a 400 per cent increase in the last ten years.2 Not only are computers and televisions commonplace but we can tweet, blog, text, participate in online forums, get alerts and emails, even on our phones and tablets. While the benefits of these new modes of communication are self evident, in one arena improved access to information dissemination systems can create havoc. That arena is the court room, especially in criminal trials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Courts and the media
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges in the era of digital and social media
EditorsP Keyzer, J Johnston, M Pearson
Place of PublicationACT
PublisherHalstead Press
Pages101-119
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781920831936
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Greene, E., & O'Leary, J. (2012). Ensuring a fair trial for an accused in a digital era: Lessons for Australia. In P. Keyzer, J. Johnston, & M. Pearson (Eds.), The Courts and the media: Challenges in the era of digital and social media (pp. 101-119). Halstead Press.