The Jury System - Contemporary Scholarship

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This volume collects new, high-quality scholarship on the perennially controversial institution of trial by jury. The book provides accounts of the jury's historical development and contemporary use, as well as empirical work on jury selection, jury decision making and jury reform.
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1 The international development of the jury : the role of the British Empire 3
2 The American criminal jury 31
3 Appellate courts and civil juries 59
4 Europe's new jury systems : the cases of Spain and Russia 99
5 Citizen participation in judicial decision making : juries, lay judges and Japan 127
6 The representative jury requirement : jury representativeness and cross sectional participation from the beginning to the end of the jury selection process 143
7 Case studies of pre- and midtrial prejudice in criminal and civil litigation 179
8 Assessing pretrial publicity effects : integrating content analytic results 213
9 Sexual harassment stories : testing a story-mediated model of juror decision-making in civil litigation 235
10 Junior competence in processing complex information : implications from a simulation of the Maxwell trial 259
11 'Jurors' evaluations of expert testimony : judging the messenger and the message 271
12 The eye of everyman : witnessing DNA in the Simpson trial 313
13 Folk knowledge as legal action : death penalty judgments and the tenet of early release in a culture of mistrust and punitiveness 341
14 Civic awakening in the jury room : a test of the connection between jury deliberation and political participation 389
15 A meta-analysis of the effects of jury size 401
16 The hung jury : the American jury's insights and contemporary understanding 419
17 Juror comprehension and public policy : perceived problems and proposed solutions 439
18 Inside the jury room : evaluating juror discussions during trial 473
19 Precious little guidance : jury instruction on damage awards 479
20 Reconciling experimental incoherence with real-world coherence in punitive damages 505
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