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NCJ Number: 40784 Find in a Library
Title: OPENING PANDORA'S BOX - ASKING JUDGES AND ATTORNEYS TO REACT TO THE VIDEOTAPE TRIAL
Journal: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW  Volume:1975  Issue:2  Dated:(1975)  Pages:487-527
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Brigham Young University
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84601
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A STUDY MEASURING THE ATTITUDES OF THE LEGAL COMMUNITY TOWARD RECENT FINDINGS WHICH SUGGEST DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LIVE AND VIDEOTAPE TESTIMONY, AND A REVIEW OF ISSUES AND CURRENT PRACTICES IN THE USE OF VIDEOTAPE PRESENTATIONS.
Abstract: SURVEYS WERE MAILED TO THE 630 DISTRICT AND CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES IN THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY AND TO 800 MEMBERS SELECTED RANDOMLY FROM THE MAILING LISTS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF TRIAL LAWYERS OF AMERICA (ATLA) AND THE DEFENSE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (DRI). THE FIRST OF THREE PARTS OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE ASKED RESPONDENTS TO RATE ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 5 THE IMPORTANCE OR DESIRABILITY OF A NUMBER OF RELATED CHANGES THAT THE USE OF VIDEOTAPE MAY MAKE IN THE CURRENT TRIAL PROCESS. PART TWO ASKED THE RESPONDENTS TO CHOOSE THE THREE MOST DESIRABLE AND THREE LEAST DESIRABLE OF THE 28 POSSIBLE CHANGES PREVIOUSLY RATED IN PART ONE. PART THREE PRESENTED GENERAL DEMOGRAPHIC QUESTIONS TO THE RESPONDENTS SUCH AS AGE, YEARS OF PRACTICE, AND YEARS ON THE BENCH, AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE RESPONDENTS' EXPERIENCE AND DEGREE OF SATISFACTION WITH THE VARIOUS USES OF VIDEOTAPE IN TRIALS. SURVEY RESULTS AND QUESTIONNAIRE SAMPLES ARE PROVIDED.(AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...TWH
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Court reporting; Questionnaires; Studies; Surveys; Trials; Videotapes
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