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Judging the Jury / Edition 1
     

Judging the Jury / Edition 1

by Valerie P. Hans, Neil Vidmar
 

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ISBN-10: 0738205745

ISBN-13: 9780738205748

Pub. Date: 08/07/2001

Publisher: Basic Books


In this work, Hans and Vidmar review the historical evolution of the trial jury, the contemporary role of the jury in the American criminal justice system, and future prospects for the jury as an institutional force.

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In this work, Hans and Vidmar review the historical evolution of the trial jury, the contemporary role of the jury in the American criminal justice system, and future prospects for the jury as an institutional force.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738205748
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/07/2001
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I.Introduction
Chapter 1.Introduction13
Chapter 2.From Trial by Ordeal to Trial by Jury21
Chapter 3.The Evolution of the American Jury31
Part II.Jury Selection
Chapter 4.A Jury of Peers--But from an Unbiased Community47
Chapter 5.Jury Selection: Eliminating Some of the Peers63
Chapter 6.The New "Science" of Jury Selection79
Part III.Jury Decisions
Chapter 7.Inside the Jury Room97
Chapter 8.Jury Competence: Twelve People of Average Ignorance?113
Chapter 9.Mr. Prejudice or Miss Sympathy: A Thirteenth Juror?131
Chapter 10.The War with the Law149
Chapter 11.Six versus Twelve, All versus Some165
Part IV.The Jury in the Eye of the Storm
Chapter 12.Mad or Bad? Juries and the Defense of Insanity179
Chapter 13.Jurors' Views of Rape: Anger and Ambivalence199
Chapter 14.The Jury and the Executioner219
Part V.Conclusion
Chapter 15.Today and Tomorrow: A Summary View and Judgment245
Notes253
Name Index273
Subject Index279

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