Can we still get justice in a world where Guilt or Innocence is decided in the court of public opinion before the actual courtroom trial has even begun? Today’s guest, Doug Bremner, M.D., a Forensic Psychiatrist, is co-author of the new bestseller, Justice in the Age of Judgement: From Amanda Knox to Kyle Rittenhouse and the Battle for Due Process in the Digital Age. Have you been noticing how much public opinion has been growing – for or against defendants – with mobs outside courtrooms and inside social media? Have you wondered how much these activists have affected the eventual verdict of high profile cases? Can juries be objective anymore when they have to pass by throngs of threatening protesters? Justice in the Age of Judgment looks at these issues as they relate to high profile murder trials – from Amanda Knox to OJ Simpson, Derek Chauvin, Kyle Rittenhouse, Casey Anthony, Michael Jackson and many more. It is an unparalleled and unflinching look at the captivating cases tried on Twitter and TV, where the burden of proof and fundamental legal tenet of “innocent until proven guilty” is under assault from the court of public opinion. Anne Bremner, JD is the other co-author – making a perfect team her brother, Doug – to analyze this issue.
Listen to the November 22, 2022, episode of Dr. Carole Lieberman with Dr. Doug Bremner on her show Dr. Carole’s Couch on VoiceAmerica here.