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Automatic naming of witnesses and defendants in court cases

Title
Automatic naming of witnesses and defendants in court cases
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1977
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Duration
00:03:56
Description
Following the Casanova Corporal case involving Royal Engineers army corporal Reginald Booth, an unidentified male speaker calls for an inquiry into the automatic naming of witnesses and defendants in criminal cases, especially those involving sexual offences. Calls for protection against publicity both for victims and defendants subsequently found not guilty. Female interviewer not identified (poss. Jill Lourie).
Contributors
Jill Lourie
Keywords
Administration of justice; Legal procedure; Law; Trials; Identity; Sexual offences; Criminal courts; Witnesses; Publicity; Reginald Booth

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