Race in the Jury Box: Affirmative Action in Jury Selection [NOOK Book]

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Race in the Jury Box focuses on the racially unrepresentative jury as one of the remaining barriers to racial equality and a recurring source of controversy in American life. Because members of minority groups remain underrepresented on juries, various communities have tried race-conscious jury selection, termed "affirmative jury selection." The authors argue that affirmative jury selection can insure fairness, verdict legitimization, and public confidence in the justice system. This book offers a critical ...
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Race in the Jury Box: Affirmative Action in Jury Selection

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Overview

Race in the Jury Box focuses on the racially unrepresentative jury as one of the remaining barriers to racial equality and a recurring source of controversy in American life. Because members of minority groups remain underrepresented on juries, various communities have tried race-conscious jury selection, termed "affirmative jury selection." The authors argue that affirmative jury selection can insure fairness, verdict legitimization, and public confidence in the justice system. This book offers a critical analysis and systematic examination of possible applications of race-based jury selection, examining the public perception of these measures and their constitutionality. The authors make use of court cases, their own experiences as jury consultants, and jury research, as well as statistical surveys and analysis. The work concludes with the presentation of four strategies for affirmative jury selection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791486252
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Hiroshi Fukurai is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Richard Krooth is Visiting Scholar of Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley and teaches International Studies at Golden Gate University. They are the coauthors of Common Destiny: Japan and the United States in the Global Age and (with Edgar W. Butler) of Race and the Jury: Racial Disenfranchisement and the Search for Justice.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Table of Cases
Ch. 1 Introduction to Racially Mixed Juries 1
Ch. 2 Defining and Measuring Race and Racial Identity 20
Ch. 3 Racially Mixed Juries and Affirmative Action 61
Ch. 4 Eugene "Bear" Lincoln and the Native American Jury: Affirmative Action in Jury Selection and Peremptory Inclusion 90
Ch. 5 The Sixth Amendment and the Racially Mixed Jury 125
Ch. 6 Shortcomings of Procedurally Based Remedies: Jury Representation from the Beginning to the End of the Jury Selection Process 149
Ch. 7 Jury Nullification and the Minority-Dominant Criminal Jury: The O. J. Simpson Verdict and Acquittal by Race 176
Ch. 8 Jury Nullification and Affirmative Action Juries 197
Ch. 9 Race and the Affirmative Jury: Conclusions 215
App. A: Survey and Data Base Information 224
App. B Methodological Strategies on how to Determine and Measure Race in Courtrooms 233
Notes 235
Bibliography 249
Index 265
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