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Open Justice

A Critique of the Public Trial

Joseph Jaconelli

  • A timely study of the tensions between the ideals of open justice and the pressures of a modern, mass media
  • Examines whether the open conduct of legal proceedings is compatible with the values of individual privacy, rehabilitation, national security, and witness safety
  • Comes at a time of a succession of high profile, public cases - the trials of Fred West, David Shayler, and Lee Bowyer and Jonathan Woodgate - as well as the controversial early release of Jamie Bulger's killers

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