Professor David Tait

Professor David Tait

PROFESSOR,
Dean's Unit - School of Humanities & Comm Arts

Biography

David Tait researches justice policy issues - including justice environments, judicial rituals, court safety and security, and justice technologies.  Current research projects include

"Just spaces: security without prejudice in the wireless courtroom", a study of the position of the accused in court  (ARC project

"The distributed court", the use of immersive video technologies in court (funded by NSW Department of Justice)

"Mobile technologies in the courtroom", study of iPads used both for display and jury deliberation

This information has been contributed by Professor Tait.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of London

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School of Humanities & Comm Arts

Contact

Email: D.Tait@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6785
Mobile:
Location: 21.G.18
Bankstown
Website:

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Publications

Books

  • Carney, T., Tait, D., Perry, J., Vernon, A. and Beaupert, F. (2011), 'Australian Mental Health Tribunals: Space for Fairness, Freedom, Protection & Treatment?', : The Federation Press 9781921113055.
  • Goodman-Delahunty, J., Tait, D., Pratley, J., Clough, J., Horan, J., Ogloff, J. and Brewer, N. (2008), 'Practices, policies and procedures that influence juror satisfaction in Australia', : Australian Institute of Criminology 1326-6004.
  • Carney, T., Tait, D., Touyz, S., Ingvarson, M., Saunders, D. and Wakefield, A. (2006), 'Managing Anorexia Nervosa: clinical, legal and social perspectives on involuntary treatment', : Nova Science 1600210694.

Chapters in Books

  • Tait, D. (2013), 'Court environments as legal forums, workplaces and symbols of justice', Australian Courts: Serving Democracy and its Publics, The Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration Incorporated 9781875527595.
  • Goodman-Delahunty, J., Rossner, M. and Tait, D. (2011), 'Simulation and Dissimulation in Jury Research: Credibility in a Live Mock Trial', Qualitative Criminology: Stories From the Field, Hawkins Press 9781876067243.
  • Carney, T., Ingvarson, M. and Tait, D. (2008), 'Constructing 'control' over anorexia nervosa', Brave New World of Health, Federation Press 9781862876729.
  • Goodman-Delahunty, J. and Tait, D. (2006), 'Lay participation in legal decision making in Australia and New Zealand: Jury trials and administrative tribunals', Understanding World Juries through Psychological research, Psychology Press 9781841694214.
  • Carney, T., Ingvarson, M. and Tait, D. (2006), 'Experiences of 'control' in anorexia nervosa treatment: delayed coercion, shadow of law or disseminated power and control', Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa: New Research, Nova Science 1594543941.
  • Chapman, B., Freiberg, A., Quiggin, J. and Tait, D. (2006), 'Criminal reparations: Using the tax system to collect fines', Government Managing Risk: Income Contingent Loans for Social and Economic Progress, Routledge 0415287782.
  • Tait, D. (2005), 'Les rituels justes? Compariaison entre une 'conference reparatrice' en Australie et une audience d'une judge des enfants en France', Delinquance des jeunes et justice des mineurs, Staempfli .
  • Tait, D. (2002), 'Sentencing as performance: restoring drama to the courtroom', Sentencing and Society: International Perspectives, Ashgate 9780754621836.

Journal Articles

  • McKimmie, B., Hays, J. and Tait, D. (2016), 'Just spaces : does courtroom design affect how the defendant is perceived?', Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, vol 23, no 6 , pp 885 - 892.
  • McDonald, L., Tait, D., Gelb, K., Rossner, M. and McKimmie, B. (2015), 'Digital evidence in the jury room : the impact of mobile technology on the jury', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol 27, no 2 , pp 179 - 194.
  • Rossner, M., Tait, D. and Goodman-Delahunty, J. (2014), 'Students vs. jurors : responding to enhanced video technology', Laws, vol 3, no 3 , pp 618 - 635.
  • Tait, D. and Carney, T. (2013), 'Transforming governance and technology in civil and administrative justice', Journal of Judicial Administration, vol 22, no 3 , pp 119 - 129.
  • Carney, T. and Tait, D. (2011), 'Mental health tribunals : rights, protection, or treatment? : lessons from the ARC linkage grant study?', Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, vol 18, no 2 , pp 137 - 159.
  • Tait, D. (2011), 'Glass Cages in the Dock?: Presenting the Defendant to the Jury', Chicago-Kent Law Review, vol 86, no 2 , pp 467 - 495.
  • Tait, D. and Rossner, M. (2011), 'Contested Emotions: Adversarial Rituals in Non-Adversarial Justice Procedures', Monash Law Review, vol 37, no 1 , pp 241 - 258.
  • Tait, D. (2011), 'Deliberating about terrorism : prejudice and jury verdicts in a mock terrorism trial', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol 44, no 3 , pp 387 - 403.
  • Tait, D. (2009), 'Democratic spaces in a citadel of authority', Architecture Australia, vol 98, no 5 , pp 45 - 46.
  • Tait, D. and Mow, K. (2008), 'Research capacity building : does history really matter?', International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, vol 2, no 5 , pp 215 - 222.
  • Carney, T., Beaupert, F., Perry, J. and Tait, D. (2008), 'Advocacy and participation in mental health cases : realisable rights or pipe dream', Law in Context, vol 26, no 2 , pp 125 - 147.
  • Beaupert, F., Carney, T., Tait, D. and Topp, V. (2008), 'Property management orders in the mental health context : protection or empowerment', UNSW Law Journal, vol 31, no 3 , pp 795 - 824.
  • Carney, T., Tait, D. and Beaupert, F. (2008), 'Pushing the boundaries : realising rights through mental health tribunal processes', Sydney Law Review, vol 30, no 2 , pp 329 - 356.
  • Carney, T., Tait, D., Richardson, A. and Touyz, S. (2008), 'Why (and when) clinicians compel treatment of anorexia nervosa patients', European Eating Disorders Review, vol 16, no 3 , pp 199 - 206.
  • Horan, J. and Tait, D. (2007), 'Do juries adequately represent the community? A case study of civil juries in Victoria', Journal of Judicial Administration, vol 16, no 3 , pp 179 - 199.
  • Tait, D. (2007), 'Rethinking the Role of the Image in Justice: Visual Evidence and Science in the Trial Process', Law, Probability and Risk, vol 6, no 1-4 , pp 311 - 318.
  • Carney, T., Tait, D. and Touyz, S. (2007), 'Coercion is coercion? Reflections on trends in the use of compulsion in treating anorexia nervosa', Australasian Psychiatry, vol 15, no 5 , pp 390 - 395.
  • Goodman-Delahunty, J. and Tait, D. (2006), 'DNA and the Changing Face of Justice', Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol 38, no 2 , pp 97 - 106.
  • Carney, T., Wakefield, A., Tait, D. and Touyz, S. (2006), 'Reflections on coercion in the treatment of severe anorexia nervosa', Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, vol 43, no 3 , pp 159 - 165.
  • Carney, T., Tait, D., Chappell, D. and Beaupert, F. (2006), 'Mental Health Tribunals: 'TJ' Implications of Weighing Fairness, Freedom, Protection and Treatment', Journal of Judicial Administration, vol 17, no 1 , pp 46 - 59.
  • Tait, D., Carney, T., Wakefield, A., Ingvarson, M. and Touyz, S. (2005), 'Coercion in the treatment of anorexia nervosa: Clinical, ethical and legal implications', Medicine and Law, vol 24, no 1 , pp 21 - 40.
  • Carney, T., Saunders, D., Tait, D., Touyz, S. and Ingvarson, M. (2004), 'Therapeutic Pathways in Treatment of Severe Anorexia Nervosa', Contemporary Issues in Law, vol 7 , pp 100 - 118.
  • Chapman, B., Frieberg, A., Quiggan, J. and Tait, D. (2004), 'Using the tax system to collect fines', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol 63, no 3 , pp 20 - 32.
  • Tait, D. (2003), 'The Ritual Environment of the Mental Health Tribunal Hearing: Inquiries and Reflections', Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, vol 10, no 1 , pp 91 - 96.
  • Carney, T., Tait, D., Saunders, D., Touyz, S. and Beaumont, P. (2003), 'Institutional Options in Management of Coercion in Anorexia Treatment: The antipodean experiment', International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol 26, no 6 , pp 647 - 675.
  • Carney, T., Saunders, D., Tait, D., Touyz, S., Wakefield, A. and Beumont, P. (2003), 'Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Anorexia: A Synergy', Law in Context. Special Issue: Therapeutic Jurisprudence, vol 20, no 2 , pp 54 - 73.
  • Tait, D. (2001), 'Popular Sovereignty and the Justice Process, towards a comparative methodology for observing court rituals', Contemporary Justice Review, vol 42, no 2 , pp 201 - 218.
  • Tait, D. (2001), 'Pardons in Perspective: the Role of Forgiveness in Criminal Justice', Federal Sentencing Reporter, vol 13, no 3-4 , pp 134 - 138.
  • Schwartz, M., DeKeseredy, W., Tait, D. and Alvi, S. (2001), 'Male Peer Support and a Feminist Routine Activities Theory: Understanding Sexual Assault on the College Campus', Justice Quarterly, vol 18, no 3 , pp 623 - 649.

Conference Papers

  • Beaupert, F., Carney, T. and Tait, D. (2008), 'Mental Health Tribunals: Balancing Fairness, Freedom, Protection and Right to Treatment?', Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 28th Annual Congress, .
  • Beaupert, F., Carney, T. and Tait, D. (2006), 'Aspects of mental health tribunal processes that may impact on their therapeutic potential', Third international conference on therapeutic jurisprudence, .

Other Publications

  • 2014, 'Fortress or Sanctuary?: Enhancing Court Safety by Managing People, Places and Processes', Research Report
  • 2013, 'Gateways to Justice: Design and Operational Guidelines for Remote Participation in Court Proceedings', Research Report

Research

Current Projects

Title: Just Spaces: security without prejudice in the wireless courtroom
Years: 2012-07-01 - 2017-06-30
ID: P00020643
Western Researchers: David Tait
Funding:
  • Forbes Chambers Pty Ltd
  • Hassell Ltd
  • ICE Design Australia Pty Ltd
  • Katsieris Origami
  • Department of Justice NSW
  • Peddle Thorp & Walker Pty Limited
  • WA Department of the Attorney General
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Towards Cyberjustice [via University of Montreal]
Years: 2011-12-01 - 2018-02-14
ID: P00020926
Western Researchers: David Tait
Funding:
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Previous Projects

Title: Distributed Courtroom Project in the North Sydney Courts
Years: 2015-09-30 - 2016-05-23
ID: P00023006
Western Researchers: David Tait
Funding:
  • Department of Justice NSW
Title: Interpreters in court: witness credibility with interpreted testimony [via UNSW]
Years: 2011-11-10 - 2015-06-30
ID: P00019987
Western Researchers: David Tait and Uldis Ozolins
Funding:
  • Department of Justice Victoria
  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General Qld
  • Department of Justice NSW
  • ICE Design Australia Pty Ltd
  • ONCALL Interpreters and Translators Agency Pty Ltd
  • Peddle Thorp & Walker Pty Limited
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration
  • The Australian Federation of Deaf Societies
Title: Juror confidence in justice: democratic participation or deference to authority?
Years: 2009-05-18 - 2014-04-15
ID: P00017023
Western Researchers: David Tait
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Gateways to Justice: improving video-mediated communications for justice participants
Years: 2009-12-01 - 2012-06-30
ID: P00017024
Western Researchers: David Tait
Funding:
  • WA Department of the Attorney General
  • Peddle Thorp & Walker Pty Limited
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Jumbo Vision International Pty Ltd
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Fortress or sanctuary? Enhancing court safety by managing people, places and processes
Years: 2009-11-12 - 2014-12-31
ID: P00017025
Western Researchers: David Tait
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • WA Department of the Attorney General
  • Family Court of Australia
  • Department of Justice Victoria
Title: Juries and interactive visual evidence: impacts on deliberation processes and outcomes (JIVE)
Years: 2009-06-01 - 2011-07-30
ID: P00017026
Western Researchers: David Tait
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Australian Federal Police
Title: Experience of Muslims in Australian and US courts
Years: 2011-11-09 - 2013-02-28
ID: P00020502
Western Researchers: Adam Possamai and David Tait
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney

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