Television Courtroom Broadcasting

Television Courtroom Broadcasting

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qAre witnesses, jurors or others distracted by television cameras in court? The distraction effects are unknown. The US Supreme Court also cites a lack of empirical effects research. This proof- of-concept study demonstrates for the first time that eye-tracking technology can now accurately determine whether courtroom participants look at the television cameras in the courtroom and for how long. In doing so, Television Courtroom Broadcasting: Distraction Effects and Eye-tracking opens the door to a new era of research of in-court distraction effects. Distraction can now be examined, recorded and verified. Eye-tracking technology provides a solution to one of the biggest courtroom broadcasting concerns as well as the problems of past research methods. Detailed images and drawings help to demonstrate the importance of researching camera-distraction, cones-of-vision, and camera-location-issues in the courtroom.q (Book cover)In addition, a Sony DVCAM Model DSR 1P television camera and Sachler tripod was used as a distraction foil. It was not plugged in or operating. A number of still photographs were also taken on a Sony Cyber-shot 14.1 mega pixel camera.

Title:Television Courtroom Broadcasting
Author:Paul Lambert
Publisher:Intellect Books - 2012


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