Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160100414 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Katherine Biber; Dr Trish Luker

Brief description This project plans to investigate the changing nature and role of documentary evidence in modern Australian litigation. The transformation driven by digital technologies presents challenges to traditional distinctions in the law of evidence. Using case studies, interviews with court officials and legal professionals and observational fieldwork, the project plans to explore methods developed in the fields of information science and the humanities, where understandings of material cultural in the digital age have advanced rapidly, to examine their potential for law. The project is expected to inform policy development in evidence law so that it remains relevant in the information and cultural economies of the digital age.

Funding Amount $193,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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