The Bar Association's senior vice-president, Phil Boulten SC, was a guest on ABC Radio Newcastle this morning. The topic was the role of the jury, which he described asï¿½"the community's way of participating directly in the criminal justice system". Mr Boultenï¿½saidï¿½juries are "a very important mechanism to make sure that the public at large has confidence in what's happening in the criminal justice system". A copy of the transcript is held in the Bar Library.
28 September 2011