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

    Gerry, F. and Cooper, Penelope (2017) Effective participation of vulnerable accused persons: case management, court adaptation and rethinking criminal responsibility. Journal of Judicial Administration 26 (4), pp. 265-274. ISSN 1036-7918.

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    Abstract

    This paper 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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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Divisions > Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Research Centres and Institutes: Crime & Justice Policy Research, Institute for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 07:27
    Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 04:32
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/19798

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