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The Jury System
Contemporary Scholarship

Edited By

Valerie P. Hans

ISBN 9780754625049
Published May 26, 2006 by Routledge
568 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction. The Development of Trial by Jury: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives: The international development of the jury: the role of the British Empire, R. Vogler; The American criminal jury, Nancy J. King; Appellate courts and civil juries, Stephan Landsman; Europe's new jury systems: the cases of Spain and Russia, Stephen C. Thaman; Citizen participation in judicial decision making: juries, lay judges and Japan, Richard O. Lempert. The Jury Selection Process: The representative jury requirement: jury representativeness and cross sectional participation from the beginning to the end of the jury selection process, Hiroshi Fukurai; Case studies of pre- and mid-trial prejudice in criminal and civil litigation, Neil Vidmar; Assessing pre-trial publicity effects: integrating content analytic results, Christina A. Studebaker, Jennifer K. Robbenolt, Maithilee K. Pathak-Sharma and Steven D. Penrod. Juror Judgments of Trial Evidence: Sexual harassment stories: testing a story-mediated model of juror decision making in civil litigation, Jill E. Huntley and Mark Costanzo; Juror competence in processing complex information: implications from a simulation of the Maxwell trial, T.M. Honess, M. Levi and E.A. Charman; Jurors' evaluations of expert testimony: judging the messenger and the message, Sanja Kutnjak Ivkvic and Valerie P. Hans; The eye of everyman: witnessing DNA in the Simpson trial, Sheila Jasanoff ; Folk knowledge as legal action: death penalty judgments and the tenet of early release in a culture of mistrust and punitiveness, Benjamin D. Steiner, William J. Bowers and Austin Sarat Jury Deliberation Processes: Civic awakening in the jury room: a test of the connection between jury deliberation and political participation, John Gastil, E. Pierre Deess and Phil Weiser; A meta-analysis of the effects of jury size, Michael J. Saks and Mollie Weighner Marti; The hung jury: the American jury's insights and contemporary understanding, Valerie P. Hans, Paula L. Hannaford-Agor, Nicole L. Mott and G.T. Munsterman. Jury Research and Jury Reform: Juror comprehension and public policy: oerceived problems and proposed solutions, Phoebe C. Ellsworth, and Alan Reifman; Inside the jury room: evaluating juror discussions during trial, Shari Seidman Diamond, Neil Vidmar, Mary Rose, Leslie Ellis and Beth Murphy; Precious little guidance: jury instruction on damage awards, Edith Greene and Brian Bornstein; reconciling experimental incoherence with real-world coherence in punitive damages, Theodore Eisenberg, Jeffrey J. Rachlinski and Martin T. Wells; Index.

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Valerie P. Hans is Professor at Cornell University, USA.