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  • Increases public knowledge, Scrutiny.

    Trials are meant to include the general public, Hence the jury and audience in the courtroom. I would add that the jury's identity be protected. They could be behind one-way mirrors. Public trials would give everyone a better sense of what goes on in court, The kinds of crimes that happen in our world, And the punishments that can serve a deterrents. Also increasing scrutiny against mistrials.

  • Faith in the Justice System.

    Laws are made in Parliament but enforced in courts, If we aren't seeing what goes on inside these cases, How are we supposed to have complete faith in the justice system? How can we be sure that court trails are fair and free of bias or discrimination? How can we say with complete confidence that we have a fair legal system when we have no personal insight? Televising court trials would give us the faith in our legal system that we so desperately need.

  • They should be

    Because people watch shows like judge judy and that shows they are interested in crime so why not show a more realistic version of it. It is educational and inspirational and gives people something better to watch the soap opera. Also what about disabled or old people don't they have a write to watch it.

  • E d u c a t i o n

    Televising criminal trials is a great form of education for children, And there are many reasons why. One reason is because children would learn about what is bad and good, Right and wrong. If they know that someone will be locked up in prison for theft or drink-driving or drug-dealing- they’ll learn from others mistakes and hope that these crimes wouldn’t be committed by themselves in the future. Another reason is because of jobs. Maybe their parents work in court or they want to be a judge in the future- this is great way for children and parents to learn what courts and trials are like- they may be inspired to work in one in the future.

  • Education for children, Parents and others

    Televising criminal trials is a great form of education for children, And there are many reasons why. One reason is because children would learn about what is bad and good, Right and wrong. If they know that someone will be locked up in prison for theft or drink-driving or drug-dealing- they’ll learn from others mistakes and hope that these crimes wouldn’t be committed by themselves in the future. Another reason is because of jobs. Maybe their parents work in court or they want to be a judge in the future- this is great way for children and parents to learn what courts and trials are like- they may be inspired to work in one in the future- not be in one.

  • Criminal trials should be televised

    What good way to educate kids teach them what happens when you do somthing wrong. People would become so much more educated about criminal trials and hopefuly due to it being televised it would decrease the amount of crimes due to people being scared, Worried and understandng the embarresment and pain of being teleivised in a crimianl trial

  • We need to show younger people and what it does in your life

    We need to show children at a younger age, So that they can see what impacts it has on your family and friends. People and society don't want to be seen with a criminal, They want to grow up having a good strong healthy life. Not only will it affect society, But it will effect you mentally and physically.

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  • It should be televised

    As an incentive to deter criminals to commit a future crime, Trials should be televised. Surely you wouldn't want friends and family knowing you have committed a crime due to the consequences that might happen if they found out (not being friends anymore, Outcast from family) The pressure from society would be worse than the punishment of the crime, Criminals would go back into society knowing that everyone in their neighbourhood knows about their crimes.

  • Trials should be televised.

    Trials should be televised. It allows for people at home to really see the inside of a court room, And our criminal justice system. It shows us how a court system works, How trials are held, And how justice can be served FAIRLY. That is why I think Trials should be televised

  • Criminal trials should not be televised because although we are guaranteed the right to a speedy trial, there is nothing in the constitution saying the trials must be made public.

    Criminal trials should not be televised because although we are guaranteed the right to a speedy trial, there is nothing in the constitution saying the trials must be made public. Any of the participants in a trial which is being broadcast are aware they're being watched. Being aware you're being watched very well could alter the behaviour of those involved. Lawyers could be more concerned with celebrity, and so could judges. Televised trials can be turned into a free-for-all with people wanting to get attention, and it takes away from the purpose of the trial which is to find a person guilty or innocent.

    Posted by: JeffP4ri5
  • I do not believe trials should be televised.

    Criminal trials are a very serious matter and not something to be slapped on TV as entertainment for the masses. People can hear the outcomes of trials, and I think can gain access to records of trials and that should be enough. Broadcasting a trial on TV could endanger certain people who may prefer that their identities remain secret. For example if a high profile 'criminal' was found not guilty, the jury members may fear for themselves if their identity is shown to the public.

    Posted by: emililuyx2
  • People have a basic right to privacy.

    As a general rule cameras and video recording devices aren't allowed inside court rooms during court proceedings for the basic reason that peoples rights still need to be respected even if they broke the law. People have a right to privacy. Just because you broke a rule does not take that away. There are trials that are open to the public and if someone is truly interested in a case they should go to the court and watch it. It is wrong to televise a trial with out the consensus for those involved.

    Posted by: FithBoosh
  • Criminal trials should not be televised, because they bring the public into a controlled social situation.

    The reason that jurors are not supposed to know the facts of a case is so that personal judgment will not affect their job as a juror, to judge the facts. Televising a trial cheapens the entire judicial system by making it a spectacle, and will open up the media to scrutinizing the defendant, the plaintiff/prosecutor and the facts of the case. A trial is a controlled social situation to allow for fairness and justice, and if it becomes a TV show, there is no point in even doing it.

    Posted by: R053Neddy
  • I don't think criminal trials should be televised.

    I don't think criminal trials should be televised because everyone is presumed innocent initially and it is up to the prosecutor to prove guilt, so these people are not criminals at the point of the trial though a lot of people will assume so just because they are on trial. Also, when people see these people on TV, they will all think they are guilty.

    Posted by: MycCra2ii
  • Televising criminal trials makes the system unjust.

    Televising criminal trials makes the system unjust by corrupting what should be an objective review of facts. Judges, jurors and attorneys end up playing for the camera when they should be concentrating on the case. Televising trials is not justified by keeping the process transparent. The downside of corrupting the process offsets the benefits of keeping the people informed of the process.

    Posted by: R43Shep
  • One more step in reality television and the promotion of violence? no.

    People have a right to privacy. Media has a way of swaying public opinion one way or another, and the only result would be masses of uninformed people voicing their opinions on matters about which they have no expertise. Lives of innocent people would be ruined if public opinion decided they were guilty even though a jury found them innocent due to lack of evidence. This should absolutely be prevented from happening.

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  • U wot m8 Privacy of criminal and family

    I don't know about you but if I hade commited a crime, Especally a serious one like murder or rape, I would be ashamed as it is, Let alone have my trial televised on national TV for everyone who ever knew me to see. I think it would onley be acceptable with the criminals consent.


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