Were you one of the thousands of people who followed every moment of Christopher Garnier’s second-degree murder trial on Twitter?
If so, researchers are looking for your feedback.
Margo Watt, a professor of psychology at St. Francis Xavier University (St.F.X.) in Antigonish, N.S., says researchers at the school, as well as at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), are continuing to examine the use of Twitter in criminal trials.
A short survey is now available for people who followed the Garnier trial to fill out and share their experiences.
You can participate in the study by clicking here.
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Garnier, 30, was found guilty in December 2017 of killing off-duty Truro police officer Catherine Campbell and sentenced to life in prison. He is currently appealing the verdict.
Watt says the Garnier trial is the second in a series of studies that researchers are conducting.
The first study looked at the Christopher Falconer case. Falconer was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Kirwan in January 2014 and is serving a life sentence.
Watt says the study into the Falconer trial found that Twitter heightened participants’ sense of engagement in the criminal justice process. It also found that those who used Twitter a lot revealed more skepticism of the process and verdict.
A subsequent study to examine journalists’ experiences and practices in tweeting from court will also take place.