In the Jury Box: Controversies in the Courtroom / Edition 1

In the Jury Box: Controversies in the Courtroom / Edition 1

by Lawrence S. Wrightsman, Saul Kassin, Cynthia E. Willis
     
 

ISBN-10: 080393064X

ISBN-13: 9780803930643

Pub. Date: 10/01/1987

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Psychologists and social scientists have recently undertaken systematic studies of the processes involved in the jurors' role in the courtroom. In the Jury Box is a collection of articles from the accumulating professional literature reflecting research into challenging issues such as: Does jury selection 'work'? Are jurors able to make unbiased judgements?

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Psychologists and social scientists have recently undertaken systematic studies of the processes involved in the jurors' role in the courtroom. In the Jury Box is a collection of articles from the accumulating professional literature reflecting research into challenging issues such as: Does jury selection 'work'? Are jurors able to make unbiased judgements? Should complex cases be determined by an experienced judge rather than inexperienced laypersons? There are four sections, each on a different aspect of the jury process, and each containing an introduction and summary written by the volume editors to place it in an appropriate context and provide conclusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803930643
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/01/1987
Pages:
264

Table of Contents

PART ONE: JURY SELECTION
Recipe for a Jury - Jay Schulman et al
Social Scientists Can't Rig Juries - Michael J Saks
Juror Selection - Irvin A Horowitz
A Comparison of Two Methods in Several Criminal Cases
PART TWO: THE BIASED JUROR
Authoritarianism and Decisions of Mock Juries - Robert R Bray and Audrey M Noble
Evidence of Jury Bias and Group Polarization
Role Departures and Making Law - Martha A Myers
Juries and Their Verdicts
Reducing the Effects of Juror Bias - Martin E Kaplan and Lynn E Miller
PART THREE: JURY COMPETENCE
On the Requirements of Proof - Saul M Kassin and Lawrence S Wrightsman
The Timing of Judicial Instruction and Mock Juror Verdicts
Toward Understandable Jury Instruction - A Elwork, James J Alfini and Bruce B Sales
Helping Juries Handle Complex Cases - David U Strawn and G Thomas Munsterman
PART FOUR: JURY SIZE AND DECISION RULE
Convincing Empirical Evidence on the Jury - Hans Zeisel and Shari S Diamond
The Effects of Jury Size and Polling Method on the Process and Product of Jury Deliberation - Norbert L Kerr and Robert J Mac Coun
Interactions Between Jurors as a Function of Majority vs Unanimity Decision Rules - Charlan Nemeth

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