Cameras in the courtroom : televised cases on trial
The allowance of cameras in the courtroom and televised trials have seemed to cause a debate within the United States legal system. Advocates for a ban on cameras argue that the court system has become just another entertainment special, and has forgotten what its purpose is: justice. Advocates for cameras argue that they are an educational tool for the American public. Are televised trials appropriate in today's legal system? In Chapter 2 of this thesis, I briefly outline the history of American laws dealing with the use of cameras in the courtroom. In Chapter 3, I discuss the difference between the print media and television. In Chapter 4, I propose a change within the legal system which would lessen the effects that cameras have in the courtroom. And in Chapter 5, I conclude my argument.
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Hall, Daniel E.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs;Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Fayed, Kristi Michelle, "Cameras in the courtroom : televised cases on trial" (1997). HIM 1990-2015. 92.