The Jury System - Contemporary Scholarship

The Jury System - Contemporary Scholarship

by Valerie P. Hans
     
 

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. See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754625049
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Series:
The International Library of Essays in Law and Society
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.84(h) x 1.77(d)

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Table of Contents

1The international development of the jury : the role of the British Empire3
2The American criminal jury31
3Appellate courts and civil juries59
4Europe's new jury systems : the cases of Spain and Russia99
5Citizen participation in judicial decision making : juries, lay judges and Japan127
6The representative jury requirement : jury representativeness and cross sectional participation from the beginning to the end of the jury selection process143
7Case studies of pre- and midtrial prejudice in criminal and civil litigation179
8Assessing pretrial publicity effects : integrating content analytic results213
9Sexual harassment stories : testing a story-mediated model of juror decision-making in civil litigation235
10Junior competence in processing complex information : implications from a simulation of the Maxwell trial259
11'Jurors' evaluations of expert testimony : judging the messenger and the message271
12The eye of everyman : witnessing DNA in the Simpson trial313
13Folk knowledge as legal action : death penalty judgments and the tenet of early release in a culture of mistrust and punitiveness341
14Civic awakening in the jury room : a test of the connection between jury deliberation and political participation389
15A meta-analysis of the effects of jury size401
16The hung jury : the American jury's insights and contemporary understanding419
17Juror comprehension and public policy : perceived problems and proposed solutions439
18Inside the jury room : evaluating juror discussions during trial473
19Precious little guidance : jury instruction on damage awards479
20Reconciling experimental incoherence with real-world coherence in punitive damages505

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