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Juries, Science and Popular Culture in the Age of Terror

The Case of the Sydney Bomber

Editors: Tait, David, Goodman-Delahunty, Jane (Eds.)

  • Provides transdisciplinary insights on decision-making processes in terrorism trials 
  • Addresses ethical questions of interest for justice-related scholars and practitioners 
  • Provokes debate about the role of science and technology in jury deliberations
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About this book

Terrorism has become an everyday reality in most contemporary societies. In a context of heightened fear can juries be trusted to remain impartial when confronted by defendants charged with terrorism? Do they scrutinize prosecution cases carefully, or does emotion trump reason once the spectre of terrorism is invoked? This book examines these questions from a range of disciplinary perspectives. The authors look at the how jurors in terrorism trials are likely to respond to gruesome evidence, including beheading videos. The 'CSI effect' is examined as a possible response to forensic evidence, and jurors with different learning preferences are compared. Virtual interactive environments, built like computer games, may be created to provide animated reconstructions of the prosecution or defence case. This book reports on how to create such presentations, culminating in the analysis of a live simulated trial using interactive visual displays followed by jury deliberations. 
The team of international, transdisciplinary experts draw conclusions of global legal and political significance, and contribute to the growing scholarship on comparative counter-terrorism law. The book will be of great interest to scholars, students and practitioners of law, criminal justice, forensic science and psychology.

About the authors

David Tait is Professor of Justice Research at Western Sydney University, Australia, and Adjunct Professor at Telecom Paristech, France. His research focuses on how to make justice environments and processes more humane. His recent work includes Fortress or Sanctuary: Enhancing Court Safety by Managing People, Places and Processes (2014), and reviews of the prejudicial effect of the dock in criminal trials. 

Jane Goodman-Delahunty is a Research Professor at Charles Sturt University, Australia, and Member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Her recent books include Legal Psychology in Australia (2015), Trends in Legal Advocacy: Interviews with Leading Prosecutors and Defence Lawyers around the Globe (2016) and Juries and Expert Evidence in Criminal Trials (2016).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Understanding Terrorism Trials

    Tait, David

    Pages 1-9

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  • The Legal Landscape in Terrorism Trials

    Horan, Jacqueline (et al.)

    Pages 11-35

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  • Terrorist Trials: Forensic Science and the Trial Process

    Lennard, Chris (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

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  • Animating the Bomber: The Sydney Bomber Trial

    Spiesel, Christina (et al.)

    Pages 55-65

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  • Gruesome Evidence: The Use of Beheading Videos and Other Disturbing Pictures in Terrorism Trials

    Spiesel, Christina

    Pages 67-85

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55475-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55474-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Juries, Science and Popular Culture in the Age of Terror
Book Subtitle
The Case of the Sydney Bomber
Editors
  • David Tait
  • Jane Goodman-Delahunty
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55475-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55475-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55474-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 292
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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