Date of this Version

December 2004

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Kromann, Nina and Pearson, Mark. (2004). Criminal Justice and the media in Denmark and Australia: similarities and differences. Australian Journalism Review, v. 26, no. 2, pp. 125-140.

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Australia and Denmark have differing legal systems and, apart from a recent royal wedding, very few historical or cultural connections. Nevertheless, it is useful to compare and contrast the level of access the two countries allow the media when reporting on the criminal justice process. This paper demonstrates that, despite their different justice systems, there are numerous similarities between the approaches to media reportage of justice in both countries, and also important differences.



This document has been peer reviewed.


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