Just Spaces: security without prejudice in the wireless courtroom
Criminal defendants around the world are increasingly being placed in glass-framed docks, or even cages in the courtroom. Courts in Australia, Europe and the US have found that the right to a fair trial can be jeopardised by this practice. This project, for the first time, tests this important claim under experimental conditions. It develops protocols for human rights compliant courtrooms, taking advantage of new wireless technologies that permit flexible furniture arrangements and customised security measures.
This project is funded by the Australian Research Council as a Linkage project. Lead Chief Investigator Professor David Tait (Justice Research Group, University of Western Sydney) and Chief Investigator Dr Meredith Rossner (London School of Economics).
University of Queensland
University of South Australia
University of Texas, Austin
Hassell Pty Ltd
Western Australian Department of the Attorney General
NSW Department of Attorney General and Justice
ICE Design Australia
Production & Post-production by Filigree Films, Australia