American Juries The Verdict
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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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 10/31/2007
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
|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|