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The Steven Truscott Case
A look at the Steven Truscott Case.
# 132057 | 2,000 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Law (General) , Canadian Studies (General)

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This paper examines the legal issues emerging from the Steven Truscott case of the late 1950s, which broke new ground in shaping and shaking popular understandings of our criminal justice system. Particular attention is focused on social and cultural factors, especially attitudes towards sexuality and media pressure contributing to a rush to convict, as contributing elements to this case. Comparisons are drawn to a similar case in the United States at this time the Sam Sheppard trial.

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"In Canadian in the early 21st century, our understanding of issues of justice and the law have been profoundly shaped and challenged by decades of social change and a corresponding revision in how the general public regards the institutions of justice. In particular, high profile cases of criminal prosecutions where intense media attention has corresponded with what were later determined wrongful convictions - in cases such as David Milgaard and Guy Paul Morin - have profoundly shaken public confidence in..."

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