law courts

law courts
   The historic public fascination with the proceedings of the criminal justice system remains undiminished, and is often fuelled by intense media activity. The courts, and specifically the image of the Central Criminal Court, The Old Bailey, remains a central dramatic forum in the narratives of everyday life. Recently, tensions between law and justice have appeared as the image of (in)justice has cast a shadow over a number of high profile miscarriage of justice cases (such as the Birmingham Six and the Bridgewater Four). To date, the English courts have resisted the intrusion of live television coverage that proved so controversial in the trials of O.J.Simpson and the Menendez brothers in the USA.
   See also: government inquiries

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