Children’s Evidence: Closed Circuit TV (ALRC Report 63)

ALRC Report 63 (tabled 1993) evaluates a 12-month trial period using closed circuit television in the ACT Magistrates Court, Children’s Court and Coroner’s Court.

The evaluation study aimed to assess: whether closed circuit TV reduces the stress of testifying for child witnesses both for its own sake and in order to improve the quality of their evidence or the ascertainment of facts; and whether closed circuit TV was acceptable to the participants in the litigation process.

The evaluation compared children in the ACT who used closed circuit TV to children in the ACT and New South Wales who did not use closed circuit TV.

View ALRC Report 63 in HTML on the AustLII website.