Establishing the Media and Criminal Justice Studies network
9 December 2015
In Theatre and Film, Ellie Rycroft & Alex Clayton have been involved in establishing the GW4 Media and Criminal Justice Studies network. Funded through an Initiator grant, the network is currently looking at the recent introduction of cameras to courtrooms in England and Wales, a set of legislative changes that mark a historic shift in the meaning of public involvement in the courtroom and the relationship between the judiciary and the media. The network brings together academics from the social sciences, arts, and humanities to understand the production, distribution and reception of as-live courtroom footage, and how courtroom broadcasting might influence public confidence in criminal justice.