Just Spaces: security without prejudice in the wireless courtroom (ARC Linkage Project Administered by University of Western Sydney) (2013–2016)

Abstract:
Criminal defendants around the world are increasingly being placed in glass-framed docks, or even cages, in the courtroom. Courts in Australia, Europe and the US have found that the right to a fair trial can be jeopardised by this practice. This project, for the first time, tests this important claim under experimental conditions. It develops protocols for human rights compliant courtrooms, taking advantage of new wireless technologies that permit flexible furniture arrangements and customised security measures.
Grant type:
University of Western Sydney
Researchers:
  • Professor and Associate Dean (Acade
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Professor and Associate Dean (Acade
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Professor
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
University of Western Sydney