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Effective participation of vulnerable accused persons: case management, court adaptation and rethinking criminal responsibility

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posted on 01.05.2017, 00:00 authored by Felicity Gerry QCFelicity Gerry QC, P Cooper
This article explores recent international developments in judicial case management for vulnerable accused persons in adversarial trials. The authors discuss the definition of “vulnerable” and include examples of adaptations to the traditional adversarial process and appellate decisions. The authors emphasise the importance of specialist legal representation.
They conclude that not only is it necessary for there to be bespoke, procedural adjustments in appropriate cases but also for there to be a fundamental review of laws which may be inappropriately criminalising certain vulnerable accused persons.

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Journal

Journal of Judicial Administration

Volume

26

Issue

4

Pagination

265 - 274

Publisher

Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia

Location

Rozelle, N.S.W.

ISSN

1036-7918

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

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2017, The Authors

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