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Judging the Jury

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ISBN-10: 0738205745

ISBN-13: 9780738205748

Edition: N/A

Authors: Valerie P. Hans, Neil Vidmar

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In this work, Hans and Vidmar review the historical evolution of the trial jury, the contemporary role of the jury in the American criminal justice system, and future prospects for the jury as an institutional force.
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 7/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Introduction
Introduction
From Trial by Ordeal to Trial by Jury
The Evolution of the American Jury
Jury Selection
A Jury of Peers--But from an Unbiased Community
Jury Selection: Eliminating Some of the Peers
The New "Science" of Jury Selection
Jury Decisions
Inside the Jury Room
Jury Competence: Twelve People of Average Ignorance?
Mr. Prejudice or Miss Sympathy: A Thirteenth Juror?
The War with the Law
Six versus Twelve, All versus Some
The Jury in the Eye of the Storm
Mad or Bad? Juries and the Defense of Insanity
Jurors' Views of Rape: Anger and Ambivalence
The Jury and the Executioner
Conclusion
Today and Tomorrow: A Summary View and Judgment
Notes
Name Index
Subject Index