1.Robinson, L. (1998). Professional athletes–held to higher standard and above the law: comment on high-profile criminal defendants and the need for states to establish high-profile courts. Indiana Law Journal, 73(4), 1313-1352.
Background: This article explains how when a celebrity is involved in a crime it brings out the “inequities within the justice system”, meaning it brings out all of the injustice that there actually is in the justice system especially when it comes to celebrities that are involved in high profile crimes.
How I Used It: I did not use this article as much as I thought I would have but I definitely should have used it more. I used this article in my white paper to try to prove how celebrities, especially professional athletes get much less serious backlash and punishment for their crimes.
2. Furman, H. (1998). Publicity in high profile criminal cases. St. Thomas Law Review, 10(3), 507-536.
Background: This article suggests that high profile lawyers do not always handle their cases in an honorable or lawful manner. It is also explained that the lawyers seek to gain more media attention for their unethical style of defense, bringing media influence to the case itself.
How I Used It: I used this article to explain my thesis and support it. This article helped me because it had evidence that Lawyers of a high profile are known to not be as honorable in court yet still get away with it. And this helped prove what I was saying was right.
3.Morris, J. N. (2003). Anonymous accused: Protecting defendants’ rights in high-profile criminal cases, the Boston College Law Review, 44(3), 901-946.
Background: This article explains how difficult it is to give high profile criminals their right to a fair trial. Because the court system also needs to realize that their jury might be affected by outside sources. The article talks about how our first amendment right allows the media to portray and influence the world in any way they so please. It explains how this is a problem because the jury can be swayed.
How I Used It: This article was useful to me because it helped me to show the counter argument to my thesis. That high profile cases are at a disadvantage in the court room. As opposed to my thesis that they have an advantage.
4. Gibeaut, J. (2005). Celebrity justice. ABA Journal, 91(1), 43-49.
Background: In this article John Gilbeaut explains his theory of a two tiered court system. This means that there is one court system for people of a high profile and a whole separate court system for the average person. In this article he explains the discrepancies.
How I Used It: This article was helpful to me because it allowed me to have more information to support my claim that high profile lawyers make the criminal justice system unfair. This also helped me to prove that I am not alone in believing that the court system is different depending on how much money you have. This is definitely not how it’s supposed to be.
5.Carroll, B. A. (2013). Celebrity adjudication: Comparative analysis of united states verdict rates for celebrity defendants. Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, 11(1), 1-8.
Background: This article explores the idea that high profile cases get the upper hand because a lot of the time celebrities become household names, and people cannot believe they would commit a crime. This article also explains how the verdicts for celerity defendants differ from normal people’s.
How I Used It: This article helped me because it allowed me to prove my thesis and it explained one of the many reasons why people of a high profile get off easy when it comes to their crimes.
6.Brotman, E. C. (2015). Dealing with the press in high-profile cases: How to neutralize the 13th juror. Litigation, 41(4), 40-44.
Background: This resource helped to explain the opposing side of my theses. It also showed me that people of high profiles are more likely to lose their good reputations over a crime. It also helped my claim though by explaining our first amendment right and how it doesn’t matter who we are, everyone is allowed to say anything they want. and that this should be expected.
How I Used It: This article really helped me to strengthen my claim because It was important for me to make it known to the reader that yes, maybe it is true that a reputation will be ruined, however, isn’t that to be expected when being accused of a crime. This article helped me to learn how to back up my claim.
7.Chamberlain, J.; Miller, M. K.; Jehle, A. (2006). Celebrities in the courtroom: Legal responses, psychological theory and empirical research. Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, 8(3), 551-572.
Background: This article explains how celebrities are treated with more leniency than an average person in a court of law. The author also believes that these celebrities get sympathy form the public.
How I Used It: This article supports my claim that celebrities are treated better in a court of law then regular people. The public thinks of the celebrity defendant as someone that can never do anything wrong and that maybe they are being falsely accused. This helps my claim because it is another reason why the justice system is not fair.
8.Cushner, Q.; Hartley, R.; Parker, D. (2009). Spreading the news: Communicating with the media during high-profile trials. Judicature, 93(2), 52-82.
Background: This article explains in depth how the media is allowed to communicate with people involved in High Profile cases. It explains what is allowed to be released and how they actually come into contact. It also tells the boundaries that the media has in terms of obtaining information.
How I Used It: This source was helpful because it gave me background knowledge about what the limits were to the medias knowledge. Also, I never really understood how the court and the media came into contact and who was allowing this to all be recorded and this article gave me that information.
9.Wilkinson, B. A.; Schulman, S. H. (2002). When talk is not cheap: Communications with the media, the government and other parties in high profile white collar criminal cases. American Criminal Law Review, 39(2 Annual Survey of White Collar Crime), 203-224.
Background: This article explains how usually the second a high profile criminal needs help it seems that everyone is at attention and on their side. It is almost as if everyone is trying to protect this person. It also explains how lawyers often respond to the media without really taking into consideration what they say and how it could effect their client.
How I Used It: I used this article by teaching myself more about lawyers and their intentions on cases of a high profile. Although this article mainly discusses white collar criminals, I think it is still applicable to my claim because these circumstances are similar to those of a normal celebrity criminal where everyone is trying to help the person of high profile.
10.Wetherington, G. T.; Lawton, H.; Pollock, D. I. (1999). Preparing for the high profile case: An omnibus treatment for judges and lawyers. Florida Law Review, 51(3), 425-488.
Background: This article elaborates on what exactly a judge lawyer needs to do to prepare for a high profile case. This includes money, backlash, media and everything in between. This also includes how they will handle it if they lose a lot of money from the case.
How I Used It: This article as helpful in supporting my claim that celebrities have easier times at court because it is less expensive for them to get what they want. So, Ideally this is what happens.