News Media’s Impact on Perceptions of the Civil Justice System


With cases in the news like the McDonalds case, it has left the public with a very distorted view of the civil justice system. Information about the civil litigation system is critical because citizens report that the news media is their primary source of information about the court system, an even more important source than contact with the courts themselves. With the general public relying primarily on the news media as their source of information, it is necessary to examine what is being reported and the frequency of covering both sides to the story, the true story.


Civil Law | Law and Psychology | Legal Remedies | Public Law and Legal Theory | Torts

Date of this Version

February 2007