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    Effectively engaging victims, witnesses and defendants in the criminal courts: a question of “court culture”?

    Kirby, Amy (2017) Effectively engaging victims, witnesses and defendants in the criminal courts: a question of “court culture”? Criminal Law Review 12 , pp. 949-968. ISSN 0011-135X.

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    Abstract

    Considers, with reference to studies involving adult and youth participants, how the ability of victims, witnesses and defendants to engage with the criminal court process may be affected by "court culture". Discusses key aspects of such culture, including the formal nature of proceedings, and the divide between court users and legal professionals. Suggests how these may undermine reforms aimed at promoting effective participation in proceedings.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication following peer review. The definitive published version is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service .
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Court culture, courts, witnesses, defendants, victims
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Research Centre: Criminal Policy Research, Institute for
    Depositing User: Amy Kirby
    Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2018 14:01
    Last Modified: 22 Aug 2018 14:05
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/19508

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