Journal article

Allowing for Participants in Royal Commissions: A Scoping Review

David McDonald, Jenae Carpenter, Natalia Hanley

Journal of Judicial Administration | Thomson Reuters | Published : 2020


This article examines Royal Commissions on the basis of participant experiences. Comprising individuals or groups whose experiences and insights are central to the work of a Royal Commission, they may appear due to their status as victims of crime, and/or in a professional or witness capacity. As a growing number of Royal Commissions have sought to emphasise participant experiences of harm, it is important to understand how individuals engage with and experience them. Barriers impacting participants in traditional criminal justice processes have been well documented, and participation in Royal Commissions has been a matter of emerging interest academically. However, these domains have not ye..

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