Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery - the fate of the Australian jury system in the age of social media dependency

Braun, Kerstin (2017) Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery - the fate of the Australian jury system in the age of social media dependency. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 40 (4). pp. 1634-1662. ISSN 0313-0096

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Abstract

A number of incidents have arisen in common law jurisdictions including Australia, the US and the UK, in which jurors have used social media during a
criminal trial. This conduct has had different consequences for the individual juror and the trial depending on the conduct. While some posts have had no consequences, others have led to the dismissal of the individual juror. Some trials continued after jurors’ social media use was detected while others resulted in a mistrial. Jurors’ social media use can have severe cost implications for the public especially where a mistrial has to be declared.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2017 01:57
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 02:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: jury system; jurors; criminal trials; social media
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33389

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