The Problem of Media Entrapment
Criminal Law Review, Vol. 2015, No. 5, pp. 311-331, 2015
34 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2015
Date Written: June 25, 2015
This article examines whether any remedy should be available to accused persons who have been entrapped by the media. The argument presented here is that, contrary to the general flavour of the judicial decisions and academic commentary concerning this issue, a stay of proceedings for abuse of process should be available in media entrapment cases. Properly viewed, there is a breach of the accused’s human rights and/or the rule of law in such cases, warranting the provision of this remedy to him/her.
Keywords: Entrapment, media, stay of proceedings, abuse of process, United Kingdom
JEL Classification: K10, K30
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