Judicial Uses of Media Technology

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  • The use of a range of devices that allow for the facilitation, broadcasting, recording, and preserving of trial proceedings as well as the use of cameras in the courtroom.

    In the 1970s, devices such as slide and overhead projectors and video players were increasingly used to present testimony, exhibit evidence, or provide illustrative aids. An evidence or document camera can focus and zoom in on evidentiary exhibits and project the image onto a monitor. By the 1990s, as newer technology was developed, courtrooms employed videoconferencing, animations, simulations, and virtual reality environments. Laptop computers are now used for multitasking. Internet connections allow media and appropriate legal sites to broadcast real-time transcripts while simultaneously creating a public record and providing easy access to information.

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