Reconceptualizing Security Strategies for Courts: Developing a Typology for Safer Court Environments

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Anne Wallace

La Trobe Law School

Deborah Ann Blackman

University of New South Wales (UNSW); University of Canberra

Emma Rowden

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Date Written: October 2013

Abstract

There have been heightened concerns about security in courts in recent years, prompting a strong response that has largely been focused on perimeter security. This paper draws on recent research conducted in Australian on court user’s safety needs, to propose a typology for designing safer courtroom environments that moves beyond the entry point to the court, and incorporates consideration of process and design elements.

Keywords: Court Security; Court Users; Courtroom Design; Court Safety; Australia

Suggested Citation

Wallace, Anne and Blackman, Deborah Ann and Rowden, Emma, Reconceptualizing Security Strategies for Courts: Developing a Typology for Safer Court Environments (October 2013). International Journal for Court Administration, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2894246

Anne Wallace (Contact Author)

La Trobe Law School ( email )

La Trobe University
Bundoora, VIC 3083 3142
Australia

Deborah Ann Blackman

University of New South Wales (UNSW) ( email )

Kensington
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

University of Canberra ( email )

Canberra, ACT 2601
Australia

Emma Rowden

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) ( email )

15 Broadway, Ultimo
PO Box 123
Sydney, NSW 2007
Australia

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