oa News and Views for Magistrates - The Accused : can film teach judicial officers about prejudice and bias in sexual offences cases?



Extracted from text ... In October 2005, I attended a sexual offences workshop, entitled "Contextualizing Sexual Offences", in White River, Mpumalanga. The workshop was a joint venture of the Judicial Education Committee of ARMSA and LRG. As part of the workshop, "The Accused" was screened. After analysing and discussing the issues reflected in the film, it was decided by participants that it would be appropriate to inform other magistrates of the merits of this film as a possible medium for training, especially for Regional Magistrates who preside in the Sexual Offences Courts. The film deals in a crisp manner with the prejudice, bias ..


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