American Juries The Verdict

ISBN-10: 1591025885
ISBN-13: 9781591025887
Edition: 2007
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Description: This monumental and comprehensive volume reviews over fifty years of empirical research on civil and criminal juries and returns a verdict that strongly supports the jury system.

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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 10/31/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 428
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540

This monumental and comprehensive volume reviews over fifty years of empirical research on civil and criminal juries and returns a verdict that strongly supports the jury system.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The English Origins of the Modern Jury: From Trial by Ordeal to the Decline of the "Little Parliament"
Criminal and Civil Juries in America from Colonial Times to the Present Day: Evolution, a Heroic Role, and Controversy
A Jury of Peers: Democratic Goals
Jury Selection: Juror Bias, Juror Challenges, and Trial Consultants
Problem Cases: Pretrial Publicity
The Tasks of the Jury: Evidence Evaluation and Jury Decision-Making Processes
Judging the Jury: Evaluating Jurors' Comprehension of Evidence and Law
Trials in a Scientific Age: Juries Judging Experts
Judging Criminal Responsibility: Erroneous Convictions, the CSI Effect, and the Victim's Role
Deciding Insanity: Mad or Bad?
Jury Nullification: The War with the Law
Death Is Different: Juries and Capital Punishment
Civil Liability: Plaintiff vs. Defendant in the Eyes of the Jury
Deciding Compensatory Damages: Million-Dollar Questions
Punitive Damages: Coffee Spills and Marlboro Cigarettes
Juries and Medical Malpractice: Antidoctor, Incompetent, and Irresponsible?
Concluding: The Verdict on Juries
Notes
Index

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