The courtroom is an intentionally organised space and therefore the structure of the courtroom and the positioning of key players are suggestive of the existing power disparity.
The internal architecture of the courtroom is arranged in a manner whereby those in positions of power are able to exert their authority and warrant the respect of other players through means such as symbolic elevation, division and separation (Carlen, 1976: 50)....
I believe Arthur Miller named his play “The Crucible” because it shows the trials and hardships people face within themselves, the courtroom and Puritan society.
Yet, from an analysis of these various element one can recognize how this practice reflects the influenced (or lack there of) of many other societal values, religion, gender roles and modernity,...
Jefferson’s personality and physical appearance in the novel provides not only a relationship to the courtroom and his cell, but also connected to the geographical setting of the book....
In the story, the prosecution states the adverse affect of cameras by saying: "Lawyers and judges may be keen to play to the camera; witnesses may be reluctant to testify, or may exaggerate for effect: and jurors may find it impossible to remain oblivious to the media circus which often surrounds televised trials" (23).
By watching the attitudes that are given off, one may be able to see that these courtrooms are definitely a circus and totally disgraces the true purpose of the court system.
In The Economist, a writer decided to make a fictional story describing the effects cameras have in the courtroom The story takes place within a courtroom with a prosecutor and a defender, who take the
roles of prosecuting cameras and defending them.
A New York judge is facing a complaint for allowing cameras in his courtroom. Elsewhere, judges in Delaware, Ohio and New Jersey are webcasting proceedings. In Mississippi, experimental camera rules are now permanent and the high court is enforcing them.
There still is that marginal group who isn't affected, buti t would probably be more easier to get rid of the problem instead of searching for those people.
From the reviews:"Pierre Laszlo, emeritus professor of chemistry at the École polytechnique and the University of Liège, has been keeping notes - and not just on organic syntheses. A prolific author of essays, books and plays as well as scholarly articles, Laszlo knows a thing or two about the challenging but central aspect of science called communcation - and like a good chemist, he has now collected and published his notes in a manual. is a handbook for the helpless scientist. It is organized for emergency use; there's even a quick index in the back with entries such as "accessories: glass of water" and "how to: deal with hecklers." In his coverage of topics ranging from technical writing to media interviews, Laszlo conveys a life-time of experience in advice both pithy and provocative. I cannot argue with his taste: He holds up essayists as models and urges scientists to get along with editors. And he would approve of the type conveying these words to you. Serifs, he notes, "are the small slippers which letters bear on their feet." To keep the viewer's eye moving along the type in a slide presentation, Laszlo would forgo sans serif fonts, "however sexy they may look," and supply slippers."from: Rosalind Reid in , March-April 2007 issue"The content takes a commendably wide-ranging view of communication, embracing the after-dinner speech, conference presentation, keynote lecture, magazine article, research proposal, press release and obituary. Laszlo is a professional scientist … . he allows this knowledge and experience of the field to shine through, and this is when the book is at its best, written in a style which is entertaining and engaging. … Overall, the book contains some useful tips that could point the novice science communicator in the right direction … ." (Sue Assinder, Microiology Today, June, 2007)“This book consists of three parts, corresponding to the different audiences to which scientists might wish to communicate their science: peer scientists, the general public, and decision-makers in politics, business, and courtrooms. … Laszlo provides, in alphabetical order, general guidelines for content preparation, interaction with the audiences, and general conduct, and then a discussion of different genres of science communication. … The guidelines are written for individual fellow scientists and science students … .” (Joachim Schummer, Ambix, Vol. 57 (1), March, 2010)
Like the Simpson trial, it was very difficult to find people without a strong view to sit in the box, therefore a
lot of time was spent finding the jurors and thus wasting a lot of time on the trial.
New York's Capital Defender Office is accusing Rensselaer County Judge Patrick McGrath of wrongly exposing Gregory Heckstall to television and newspaper coverage by allowing cameras in the courtroom.