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Justice, Democracy and the Jury

1st Edition

By James Gobert


253 pages

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First published in 1997, this volume recognises that on trial in every criminal case heard by a jury is not only the defendant but the democratic premise that ordinary citizens are capable of sitting in judgement on that defendant. The jury is a quintessential democratic institution, the lay cog in a criminal justice machine dominated by lawyers, judges and police. Today, however, the jury finds itself under attack – on the right, for perverse verdicts, and, on the left, for miscarriages of justice. Justice, Democracy and the Jury is an attempt to place the jury within a historical, political and philosophical framework, and to analyse the decision-making processes at work on a jury. The book also examines whether the model of the jury can be adapted to other decision-making contexts and whether "citizens juries" can be used to revive a flagging democracy and to empower the people on issues of public concern.

Table of Contents

1. Justice and the Jury. 2. Doing Justice. 3. Judge versus Jury. 4. Democracy and the Jury. 5. Justice versus Democracy. 6. The Selection and Training of Jurors. 7. From the World of Law to the World at Large.

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