Instructions, Verdicts, and Judicial Behavior [NOOK Book]

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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Overview

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Volume Introduction
On the Requirements of Proof: The Timing of Judicial Instruction and Mock Juror Verdicts 1
Toward Criminal Jury Instructions that Jurors Can Understand 12
On the Inefficacy of Limiting Instructions: When Jurors Use Prior Conviction Evidence to Decide on Guilt 49
Guidelines for Drafting Understandable Jury Instructions: An Introduction to the Use of Psycholinguistics 61
Effect of Particularized Instructions on Evaluation of Eyewitness Identification Evidence 77
Do Jurors Understand Criminal Jury Instructions? Analyzing the Results of the Michigan Juror Comprehension Project 93
A Comparison of Verdicts Obtained in Severed and Joined Criminal Trials 130
The Effects of Consensus Requirements and Multiple Decisions on Mock Juror Verdict Preferences 143
Biases in Trials Involving Defendants Charged with Multiple Offenses 159
Runaway Verdicts or Reasoned Determinations: Mock Juror Strategies in Awarding Damages 187
Lawyers' Predictions of Success 213
Determining Damages: The Influence of Expert Testimony on Jurors' Decision Making 231
Judges' Nonverbal Behavior in Jury Trials: A Threat to Judicial Impartiality 242
The Appearance of Justice: Judges' Verbal and Nonverbal Behavior in Criminal Jury Trials 275
Acknowledgments 351
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