Identification of a suspect before being charged

Burgess, Craig (2008) Identification of a suspect before being charged. VDM Verlag Dr Muller, Saarbrucken, Germany. ISBN 978-3-639-06240-3

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Identification of a person suspected of a heinous crime before being charged risks prejudicing a fair trial. Present laws place this type of publicity outside the reach of sub judice contempt. This thesis argues there should be a change in the law of sub judice contempt making it an offence for the media to publish the fact that a person is under investigation until the person has been charged.

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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. Originally presented as a thesis (LL.M.) to the Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, in 2005.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2008 04:59
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 02:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: contempt of court; subjudice; naming suspects before charge; effect of prejudicial pre-trial publicity; influence on jurors; memory; freedom of speech; open justice; public interest; public safety; fair trial; evidential problems; remedies for prejudicial publicity; preferred approach
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220105 Legal Ethics
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220104 Human Rights and Justice Issues
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200104 Media Studies
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified

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