Word limit: 1,600 words (±10%, or 160 words, so maximum word count is 1,760)
Question #2: Experts are an essential feature of the modern court room and should be afforded greater influence in criminal trials. Critically discuss this statement, highlighting what it means for the reliability and credibility of trials in contemporary criminal justice processes.
In your response, you should:
Refer to at least one specific Australian case or example where experts/expert evidence has played a central role in the outcome of a court trial.
Consider the consequences for how we ‘do justice’, offenders/defendants, and/or the wider community – can expert evidence be reliable in the age of social media, crime shows/podcasts, and media influence?
Discuss key concepts and themes from the unit, such as the influence of discretion, effects on due process (particularly offenders’ rights), and issues with ensuring accountability.
Essays should use a sensible font (e.g., Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri, etc.), ideally in size 12pt.
For ease of review, students should justify the text and use 1.5 line spacing.
Insert page numbers (insert tab > header & footer > page number> bottom of page).
Start essay on the first page, with the question number and full text of the question clearly stated (note: these will not count towards the word limit).
Include a Reference List at the end, on a separate page, containing all references cited in the essay.
Overall, students’ writing may be 10% (160 words) under OR over the word limit without penalty.
Turn spelling AND grammar checks on and set proofing language to English (Australian). Make sure full prose is used when writing essays – do not abbreviate (i.e., do not use ‘don’t’, ‘won’t’, ‘isn’t’, etc.)
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