Has the High Court gone hyperactive with the ruling on the Malaysia solution Police line ups – are they on the way out? And our latest Brush With the Law.
The debate on the High Court ruling ending the Malaysia Solution continues to rage across the country, but on the minds of many lawyers is the question: Has the High Court gone activist?
Interviewer Justin Ellis
Richard Ackland, legal commentator, journalist and publisher of the website Justinian.
Police line-ups – are they on the way out? (The introduction to this story contains harsh language)
You’ve probably all seen it in films and TV shows – victims of crime at a police station trying to identify a suspect out of a row of people or a stack of photographs. Line ups have long been considered a bedrock of police work, and the way they’re done hasn’t really changed for hundreds of years.But that could be about to change.For some time now eyewitness identification researchers have been finding evidence that there are flaws in police lineups which have led to serious miscarriages of justice.But the supreme court in the US state of New Jersey has taken note and issued sweeping new rules to try to combat what it called “a troubling lack of reliability in eyewitness identifications”.
Reporter Sharnie Kim
Professor Neil Brewer, Flinders University School of Psychology Dean
Ralph Bonig, Law Society of South Australia President
Radio Atticus reporter Anthony Jucha sets up a stall in a public space and offers free legal advice to passersby. This week Anthony speaks with two young men who say they are being hassled by the police. Please note Brush with the Law is edited and is provided for general information only. Every situation is different and this segment is not a substitute for legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should speak to a lawyer.
Reporter Anthony Jucha