The article examines the legal debates about where fairness and security considerations may appear to conflict at times. It provides a background to the development of the dock in courtrooms as well as the U.S. government's experience of abolishing the dock since 1300 to 1850. It examines the glass-enclosed security dock, reviewing its development and the way it was handled in two appeal court process.
Glass Cages in the Dock: Presenting the Defendant to the Jury,
Chi.-Kent. L. Rev.
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