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by Lucy Welsh (English)

Access to Justice in Magistrates' Courts. A Study of Defendant Marginalisation

This book examines access to justice in summary criminal proceedings by considering the ability of defendants to play an active and effective role in the process. The author argues that defendants have always been marginalised through particular features of magistrates’ court proceedings (such as courtroom layout and patterns of behaviour among the professional workgroups in court). The study is ethnographic, based on observation conducted in four magistrates’ courts in South East England and interviews with both defence lawyers and Crown prosecutors.

Journal/Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication type: Book

Number of pages/Page range: 208

Language/s (content): English

Date of publication: 27-01-22

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Full name Lucy Welsh

Current occupation Lecturer in Law

University/Institution University of Sussex, UK