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Audio-Visual Coverage of Courts A Comparative Analysis

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ISBN-10: 0521875277

ISBN-13: 9780521875271

Edition: 2008

Authors: Daniel Stepniak

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Audio-Visual Coverage of Courts is the first book to present a comprehensive comparative study of the cameras in courts experiences of the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Researched and written by an internationally recognised expert, it is exhaustive in its identification and analysis of relevant law, key developments, experiences and studies. In so doing it provides unprecedented coverage of the substantial and informative but previously largely unpublished experiences of courts outside of the United States. The book's main strength lies in the author's harnessing of his analysis of common law courts' regulation of audio visual reporting to propose a theoretical framework and proven action plan for the attainment of the potential benefits of audio visual coverage.
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Book details

List price: $144.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/21/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Daniel Stepniak teaches law at the University of Western Australia.

Table of Legislation
Table of Cases
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
An overview of the history of the debate
Current issues of the debate
The key arguments
Structure
Scope and terminology
United Kingdom
Introduction
The Caplan Report
Towards greater openness of justice
Broadcast of parliamentary proceedings
First broadcasts of judicial proceedings
Relaxation of the Scottish common law prohibition
Impact of the broadcast of overseas trials
House of Lords broadcasts
The Lockerbie trial and appeal
Televised public inquiries
Implications of recent rulings for current restrictions and statutory prohibitions
Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on rights and UK judges
Pilot recording of appeal proceedings and public consultation
Conclusion
Key American experiences
Introduction
Early concerns regarding court reporting
Televising as a constitutional right
Experiences of state jurisdictions
Streaming or webcasting of state courts
Experiences of US federal courts
Conclusion
Canada
Introduction
Appeal courts
Coverage of trial proceedings
Rights
General implications and issues
Australia
Introduction
Restrictions on courtroom broadcasting
Features distinguishing Australia's experiences
Early experiences of Australian courts
Specific experiences of Australian courts
Quasi-judicial and parliamentary experiences with televising
What do Australian experiences with televising reveal?
New Zealand
Introduction
Decision to undertake an experiment
The Pilot Programme
Evaluation
Recent studies
Post-Pilot Programme developments
Conclusion
Comparative analysis of findings and conclusions
Introduction
Evidence as to effects
Determinative factors
Conclusion
Appendices
Persons Consulted
Guidelines for Electronic Coverage of Judicial Proceedings, Western Australian Courts (1996)
Bibliography
Index