Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorPiper, Alana
dc.contributor.authorVogel, Lauren
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-26T03:42:36Z
dc.date.available2019-06-26T03:42:36Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1177-3170
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/384503
dc.description.abstractIt is well established in legal and psychological research that combining multiple charges against a defendant into a single trial event has a tendency to increase the chance of conviction - this is known as the joinder effect. Legal scholars have long theorised that combining the trials of multiple defendants has a similar effect, disadvantaging co-accused by tainting them with guilt by association. However, little empirical evidence has been presented to support this. It has further been suggested that the joinder of co-accused defendants became more pronounced during the twentieth century, as judges in common law jurisdictions became increasingly reluctant to increase the courts' workload by severing trials. Drawing on a sample of prosecutions data from Victoria, this article explores the impact that being co-accused had on trial outcomes and the wider legal and sociohistorical issues surrounding such joint trials.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.sponsorshipGriffith University
dc.publisherAustralian and New Zealand Law and History Society Inc.
dc.publisher.urihttps://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=037737471614441;res=IELBUS
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom111
dc.relation.ispartofpageto136
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralia and New Zealand Law and History E-Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCourts and Sentencing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistorical Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleCo-Offenders before the Court: The Joinder Effect in Victoria, 1861-1961
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPiper, Alana J.


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record