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William Mosseri-Marlio, researcher, wrote an article for Policinginsight arguing that virtual courts could be used to lower costs and speed up rates of completion.
“Using technology has long been viewed as a solution to this issue, with Lord Leveson’s 2015 review of efficiency in criminal proceedings the most recent exponent of ‘virtual courts’. By establishing a video link between victims, witnesses, defendants and judges, virtual courts can avoid the multiple layers of expense built into face-to-face hearings. Transportation cost, police officer hours spent waiting to give evidence and the expense of running court custody facilities – all these could be reduced through digitisation.”
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