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Impact of Media Trials in Bringing Criminals to Justice (A Case Study of Tihar Jail, New Delhi)

Ramendra Nath Verma, Dr. Eqbal Ahmad.

Abstract
Media is regarded as one of the four pillars of democracy. Media plays a vital role in moulding the
public opinion in the society and it is capable of changing the whole viewpoint through which people perceive
various events. The media can be commended for starting a trend where the media plays an active role in
bringing the accused to hook. This phenomenon is popularly called as media trial. In recent times there have
been numerous instances in which media has conducted the trial of an accused and has passed the verdict even
before the court passes its judgment. Some famous criminal cases that would have gone unpunished but for the
intervention of media, are Priyadarshini Mattoo case, Jessica Lal case, Nitish Katara murder case, Shina Bora
Murder case, Arushri Murder Case, Nirbhaya rape case etc. A trial by media amounts to travesty of justice if it
causes impediments in the accepted judicious and fair investigation and trial.1 The ethics of journalism have
always been in a controversy due to their prying eyes on the accused. However, media freedom also entails a
certain degree of responsibility

Key words: Media, Trail, Criminals, Justice


 
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Ramendra Nath Verma, Dr. Eqbal Ahmad. Impact of Media Trials in Bringing Criminals to Justice (A Case Study of Tihar Jail, New Delhi). JCR. 2020; 7(17): 780-788. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.102


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Ramendra Nath Verma, Dr. Eqbal Ahmad. Impact of Media Trials in Bringing Criminals to Justice (A Case Study of Tihar Jail, New Delhi). JCR. 2020; 7(17): 780-788. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.102



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Ramendra Nath Verma, Dr. Eqbal Ahmad. Impact of Media Trials in Bringing Criminals to Justice (A Case Study of Tihar Jail, New Delhi). JCR. (2020), [cited May 30, 2021]; 7(17): 780-788. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.102



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Ramendra Nath Verma, Dr. Eqbal Ahmad (2020) Impact of Media Trials in Bringing Criminals to Justice (A Case Study of Tihar Jail, New Delhi). JCR, 7 (17), 780-788. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.102



Turabian Style

Ramendra Nath Verma, Dr. Eqbal Ahmad. 2020. Impact of Media Trials in Bringing Criminals to Justice (A Case Study of Tihar Jail, New Delhi). Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 780-788. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.102



Chicago Style

Ramendra Nath Verma, Dr. Eqbal Ahmad. "Impact of Media Trials in Bringing Criminals to Justice (A Case Study of Tihar Jail, New Delhi)." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 780-788. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.102



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ramendra Nath Verma, Dr. Eqbal Ahmad. "Impact of Media Trials in Bringing Criminals to Justice (A Case Study of Tihar Jail, New Delhi)." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.17 (2020), 780-788. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.102



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Ramendra Nath Verma, Dr. Eqbal Ahmad (2020) Impact of Media Trials in Bringing Criminals to Justice (A Case Study of Tihar Jail, New Delhi). Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (17), 780-788. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.17.102