The Problem of Media Entrapment

Criminal Law Review, Vol. 2015, No. 5, pp. 311-331, 2015

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 15/57

34 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2015

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Andrew Dyer

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: June 25, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Dyer, Andrew, The Problem of Media Entrapment (June 25, 2015). Criminal Law Review, Vol. 2015, No. 5, pp. 311-331, 2015; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 15/57. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2622854

Andrew Dyer (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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