Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice / Edition 1

Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice / Edition 1

by Marjorie Cohn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742520234

ISBN-13: 2900742520232

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Through interviews with numerous legal scholars, attorneys, defendants, jurors, witnesses, and journalists, relevant issues are thoroughly examined in this balanced discussion of television in the courtroom. The impact of the cameras in several recent trials, such as those of O.J. Simpson, William Kennedy Smith, and the Menendez brothers, is analyzed, as well as a…  See more details below

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Through interviews with numerous legal scholars, attorneys, defendants, jurors, witnesses, and journalists, relevant issues are thoroughly examined in this balanced discussion of television in the courtroom. The impact of the cameras in several recent trials, such as those of O.J. Simpson, William Kennedy Smith, and the Menendez brothers, is analyzed, as well as a number of recent cases in which cameras were excluded, including those of Susan Smith and Rodney King. Why the courts, including the Supreme Court, have traditionally excluded cameras is fully covered, and an historical perspective on televised trials is provided. A look at Court TV provides an instructive overview of the good and bad of television coverage, while the concluding sections of the work focus on the future of cameras in the courtroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900742520232
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface1
1The Simpson Legacy3
2Cameras Through the Years14
3Is the Televised Trial a Fair Trial?26
4Does a "Public Trial" Mean a Televised Trial?39
5Do Cameras Change the Process?62
6Two Trials: Trial by Jury and the Court of Public Opinion76
7States' Rights89
8The Federal Case111
9Court TV124
10Some Camera (and Trial) Saving Alternatives136
11Cameras - Now and in the Future148
List of Persons Interviewed161
Chapter Notes163
Index183

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