The Steven Truscott Case
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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.
From the Paper:"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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