Digital evidence in the jury room: the impact of mobile technology on the jury

McDonald, Laura W., Tait, David, Gelb, Karen, Rossner, Meredith and McKimmie, Blake M. (2015) Digital evidence in the jury room: the impact of mobile technology on the jury. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 27 2: 179-194.

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Author McDonald, Laura W.
Tait, David
Gelb, Karen
Rossner, Meredith
McKimmie, Blake M.
Title Digital evidence in the jury room: the impact of mobile technology on the jury
Journal name Current Issues in Criminal Justice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1034-5329
Publication date 2015-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 27
Issue 2
Start page 179
End page 194
Total pages 16
Place of publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher University of Sydney * Law School. Institute of Criminology
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Wireless technology and mobile devices are transforming the way courts administer justice, with the increasing use of smartphones, iPads and other tablets by practitioners, judges and juries. In the jury room, mobile devices have the potential to simplify the provision and use of information and facilitate more efficient deliberations and overall decision-making. But before such technology can become commonplace in the jury room, courts would benefit from empirical evidence of the impact - positive and/or negative - of providing it to jurors both in terms of efficiency and preserving the fundamental prerequisites of the right of the accused to a fair trial. This article presents the preliminary findings of a project undertaken to examine the impact of tablets on the deliberation process and jury decisions.
Keyword Jurors
Jury room
Digital evidence
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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