Race in the Jury Box: Affirmative Action in Jury Selection / Edition 1

Race in the Jury Box: Affirmative Action in Jury Selection / Edition 1

by Hiroshi Fukurai, Richard Krooth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791458385

ISBN-13: 9780791458389

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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…  See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791458389
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
SUNY series in New Directions in Crime and Justice Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
1,320,333
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Table of Cases
Ch. 1Introduction to Racially Mixed Juries1
Ch. 2Defining and Measuring Race and Racial Identity20
Ch. 3Racially Mixed Juries and Affirmative Action61
Ch. 4Eugene "Bear" Lincoln and the Native American Jury: Affirmative Action in Jury Selection and Peremptory Inclusion90
Ch. 5The Sixth Amendment and the Racially Mixed Jury125
Ch. 6Shortcomings of Procedurally Based Remedies: Jury Representation from the Beginning to the End of the Jury Selection Process149
Ch. 7Jury Nullification and the Minority-Dominant Criminal Jury: The O. J. Simpson Verdict and Acquittal by Race176
Ch. 8Jury Nullification and Affirmative Action Juries197
Ch. 9Race and the Affirmative Jury: Conclusions215
App. A: Survey and Data Base Information224
App. BMethodological Strategies on how to Determine and Measure Race in Courtrooms233
Notes235
Bibliography249
Index265

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