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Juries and Social Media: A Report Prepared for the Victorian Department of Justice
Juries and Social Media: A Report Prepared for the Victorian Department of Justice
  • Jane Johnston, Bond University
  • Patrick Keyzer, Bond University
  • Geoffry Holland
  • Mark L Pearson, Griffith University
  • Sharon Rodrick, Monash University
  • Anne Wallace, Edith Cowan University
Date of this Version
6-1-2013
Document Type
Research Report
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Johnston, J., Keyzer, P., Holland, G., Pearson, M., Rodrick, S., & Wallace, A. (2013). Juries and Social Media: A Report Prepared for the Victorian Department of Justice. Melbourne: Standing Council on Law and Justice.

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Abstract
Introduction: It is a fundamental principle of law that an accused has a right to a fair trial. An incident of this right is that information relating to prior convictions of an accused should not be made available to the jury as it may bias their verdict. In our legal system, this principle has traditionally been underpinned by the common law offence of sub judice contempt of court. It is also reinforced by legislation, in each State and Territory, which makes it an offence for a juror to enquire about a person who is a party to a trial or any matter relevant to a trial.
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Jane Johnston, Patrick Keyzer, Geoffry Holland, Mark L Pearson, et al.. "Juries and Social Media: A Report Prepared for the Victorian Department of Justice" MelbourneJuries and Social Media: A Report Prepared for the Victorian Department of Justice (2013) p. 1 - 30
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/patrick_keyzer/28/