American juries: the verdict

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Prometheus Books, 2007 - Law - 428 pages
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Reviews over 50 years of empirical research on civil and criminal juries and returns a verdict that strongly supports the jury system. The authors place the jury system in its historical and contemporary context giving the stories behind important trials while providing fact-based answers to critical questions. Various suggestions for improving the way juries carry out their duties. After comparing the system in various countries, it is concluded that on the whole, the jury system, despite occasional problems, is fair and democratic and an indispensable component of the judicial process.

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American Juries: The Verdict

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Here, Vidmar (law & psychology, Duke Univ.) and Hans (law, Cornell Univ.)-coauthors ofJudging the Jury -"examine what juries do and what research tells us about their performance." Chapters cover the ... Read full review

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Neil Vidmar and I wrote this book to give an overview of the history and research on the American jury system. It's an amazing institution, when you think about it! We have plenty of law trained ... Read full review


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Professor Neil Vidmar is Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Duke University

Hans is professor in the department of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware.

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