Crowdsourcing Justice: A New Pilot Project

The Justice Ministry has announced a trial of new technologies to make the justice system more accessible and accountable to the public. Beginning on 1 August, proceedings in the High Court in Wellington will be streamed live on a dedicated website, and online viewers will be able to interact with trial participants in different ways.…

The Scottish Verdict And Some Other Alternatives

The acquittal of Ewen Macdonald on Tuesday has reignited debate over whether we should adopt the “Scottish Verdict” as part of our criminal justice system. I’m not a fan of Scottish innovations generally, particularly the kilt or the bagpipe. The sound of a highland bagpipe band can be most stirring, but when played badly the…