Poisoned Evidence Trail

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dc.contributor.author Bacon, W
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:04:25Z
dc.date.issued 2004-01
dc.identifier.citation Sydney Morning Herald,, 2004, pp. 1 - 2
dc.identifier.issn 0312-6315
dc.identifier.other N1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12269
dc.description.abstract Background The stories in this portfolio are a significant part of a major investigation into a NSW miscarriage of justice, which the journalist began before 2003 and continues now. The journalist uncovered fresh evidence which helped lead to the release of Roseanne Catt, and which now forms part of a legal case against the State. Wendy Bacon is the only journalist who has followed the case in a sustained in-depth way. The articles were published in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism's online magazine Reportage. Contribution. Criminal convictions fix the' truth' in way that penetrate bureaucratic and media systems. Significant fresh evidence must be unearthed to destablise that truth. This research analysed thousands of documents using computer-based transcript analysis software and interviews with confidential and other witnesses to reveal the methodologies by which prosecution witnesses had fabricated evidence and drawn on gender stereotypes to achieve a guilty verdict. The researcher tracks the case to produce a continuing narrative of the injustice, including terror tactics used against defence witnesses. The journalist has used the development of new knowledge in this investigation to explore the unique contribution which the methodologies of investigative journalism can make in the broader context of knowledge production. Significance This practice based research was the only continuing media investigation and narrative of a grave injustice. It demonstrated the importance of independent and critical research to an understanding of the criminal justice system.
dc.publisher Reportage, UTS
dc.title Poisoned Evidence Trail
dc.parent Sydney Morning Herald,
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 2 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Journalism, Information & Media Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 190399 Journalism and Professional Writing Not Elsewhere Classified
dc.for 190301 Journalism Studies
dc.personcode 910352 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Journalism Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Yes en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 910352 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


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