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Free Press vs. Fair Trial: Television and Other Media in the Courtroom

Free Press vs. Fair Trial: Television and Other Media in the Courtroom

by Michael Kronenwetter

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 Up The question of whether a fair trial can be achieved in a courtroom open to television and other media is a thorny one: will witnesses be as open and objective before a nation of television cameras? Does the defendant, innocent until proven guilty, stand to suffer permanently from the exposure, regardless of the verdict? Does the defendant's right to a fair trial override the public's right to know the workings of the judicial system? Kronenwetter defines and analyzes the dilemmas that surround these issues, using solid references to the constitutional amendments supporting the often-conflicting principles. A poor case-name index seems to be its only significant flaw, i.e., the Fall River, Mass., televised rape trial is not indexed. A recommended addition to collections supporting debates, discussion and research in contemporary issues. Catherine VanSonnenberg, LaJolla Country Day School Lib . , Calif.

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Scholastic Library Publishing
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Impact Books Series
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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