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After Oscar Pistorius, Are We Ready for Televised Criminal Trials?

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The televising of court cases is upon us and is being universally welcomed by the media, most of our leading lawyers and the public. Justice should be seen to be done after all?

I am not so sure it is as simple as that. The OJ Simpson trial and more recently, the Oscar Pistorius case, cast up many questions.

Both cases involved the killing of beautiful women and well-known celebrities and surely their following was more about the insatiable appetite for gossip among the famous, than the public understanding how the legal system works, which is what is being claimed by legal commentators.

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