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Lay people in court: the experience of defendants, eyewitnesses and victims

Fielding, NG (2013) Lay people in court: the experience of defendants, eyewitnesses and victims British Journal of Sociology, 64 (2). pp. 287-307.

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The article considers the effect of criminal trial procedures on the experience at court of victims, witnesses and defendants. Trials for offences involving physical violence were observed, and interviews conducted with those involved. The article highlights communication problems lay people encountered relating to courtroom conventions, discusses alternative procedures granting more room for narrative testimony, and draws parallels between such an approach and principles of research methods directed to securing valid, reliable data.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Authors :
Fielding, NG
Date : 1 June 2013
DOI : 10.1111/1468-4446.12018
Uncontrolled Keywords : Social Sciences, Sociology, Victims and witnesses, courtroom interaction, lawyers' language, evidential reliability, eyewitness experiences, TESTIMONY, JUDGES
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:20
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 15:10

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