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01 Sep 2022

David Corker comments on televised sentencing in The Times

Partner David Corker writes for The Times, discussing the news that the Old Bailey has televised sentencing for the first time. With camera’s becoming more common in the court room, David considers the impact on judges and defendants.

“Reality television has been mainstream since the launch of Big Brother in 2000. It is not just a mirror — it has shaped social behaviour and even culture. Will judges be oblivious to the cameras while they become the latest performers? It is unlikely that they will remain unperturbed.”

 

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