Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Reenacting of Crimes

Utter madness.

What judge on this planet, apart from this one, would let a prosecutor reenact a stabbing in a court room?

How does that not prejudice the defendant? Firstly, the reenactment has to be correct in its particulars, which is virtually impossible. Was the prosecutor present when it happened?

Secondly, this kind of emotive scene always provides an association between the nasty, blood spattered crime scene and the person in the dock, whoever they are and whatever their guilt or innocence.

Photos or nothing, I say.

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