ERIC Number: ED088054
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Publication Date: 1970
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Free Press and Fair Trial: Some Dimensions of the Problem.
Bush, Chilton R., Ed.
This volume presents the findings of several research studies related to jury verdicts in felony cases and pretrial publicity. The studies include: "Trial Judges' Opinions on Prejudicial Publicity" by Fred Siebert, an attempt to learn whether or not judges thought that pretrial publicity had ever resulted in miscarriage of justice in their courts; George Hough's study, "Felonies, Jury Trial, and News Reports," an analysis of the disposition in one criminal court and the reporting in one newspaper of all felony cases for which warrants of arrest had been issued over a six-month period; "Free Press and Fair Trial" by Walter Wilcox, an attempt to determine if existing behavioral science theories, concepts, principles, postulates and experiments have the power to illuminate the question of fair trial vs. free press and, if so, the extent of such power; "Access by Newsmen to Judicial Proceedings" by Fred Siebert, a report on a survey of trial judges to determine what the actual practices are in trial court and to elicit the judges' opinion on these practices; and "What We Have Learned" by Chilton Bush, a summary of the previously mentioned studies. (WR)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Journalism, Legal Problems, Mass Media, News Media, Newspapers, Press Opinion, Radio, Research, Television
University of Georgia Press, Athens, Ga. 30602 ($3.75 paper)
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