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Religion and the Jury’s Composition

Brian H. Bornstein and Monica K. Miller

in God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195328677
eISBN:
9780199869954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328677.003.002
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Some attorneys rely on “folklore” or personal hunches when selecting a jury, while others use a more scientific route, taking advice from trial advocacy and jury selection books that provide ... More


Jury Selection: Effectiveness and Ethics

Amy J. Posey and Lawrence S. Wrightsman

in Trial Consulting

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195183092
eISBN:
9780199893454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183092.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter examines the effectiveness of what is referred to as “jury selection” and evaluates the ethics of such a procedure. In describing the viewpoints of some of the critics of the process, it ... More


Jury Selection: Case-Specific Approaches

Amy J. Posey and Lawrence S. Wrightsman

in Trial Consulting

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195183092
eISBN:
9780199893454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183092.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Chapter 7 described how legal consultants sometimes administer sets of attitude statements that assess broad biases that many prospective jurors inevitably hold. This chapter examines how trial ... More


Trial Consulting

Amy J. Posey and Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195183092
eISBN:
9780199893454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183092.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

In its roughly 25 years of existence, the trial-consulting profession has grown dramatically in membership, recognition, and breadth of practice. What began as a small activist group of social ... More


Relying on Luck

Neil Duxbury

in Random Justice: On Lotteries and Legal Decision-Making

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268253
eISBN:
9780191683466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268253.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Randomization rests at the heart of the Anglo-American jury system. Apart from jury selection, and leaving aside the fact that lotteries are often used for the purpose of raising state revenue, there ... More


One Concept of Justice

Matthew Lockwood

in The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217063
eISBN:
9780300227864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217063.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 4 explores the coroners’ jury, its makeup, its purpose and its relationship with the coroner. This section contends that the structure of the early modern coroners’ jury indicates that it was ... More


Jury Selection: Measures of General Bias

Amy J. Posey and Lawrence S. Wrightsman

in Trial Consulting

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195183092
eISBN:
9780199893454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183092.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Given the fragile relationship between jurors’ demographic classifications or internal qualities and their verdicts, trial consultants have followed two pathways in advising and evaluating jury ... More


Jury Selection in the Post-Batson Era

Barbara O’Brien and Catherine M. Grosso

in Criminal Juries in the 21st Century: Psychological Science and the Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190658113
eISBN:
9780190658144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658113.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

In Batson v. Kentucky (1986), the US Supreme Court sought to eradicate racial discrimination in jury selection by prohibiting the exercise of peremptory strikes based on race. This chapter reviews ... More


The Day of a Jury of Peers

Daniel Berrigan

in The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223305
eISBN:
9780823236701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223305.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a script from the play, Trial of the Catonsville Nine, featuring conversations between the judge and potential jurors during jury selection.


Law: Supreme Court Challenges and Jury Selection

Steven J. Brams

in Game Theory and the Humanities: Bridging Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015226
eISBN:
9780262295932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015226.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter begins by analyzing two games that were played between the president and the Supreme Court. More specifically, it describes a game played between President Richard M. Nixon and two of ... More


The Philadelphia Treason Trials, 1778–1779: FORMING THE JURY

Carlton F.W. Larson

in The Trials of Allegiance: Treason, Juries, and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190932749
eISBN:
9780190932770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932749.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

Philadelphia County witnessed the war’s most significant treason trials. The grand jurors who screened the proposed treason indictments were wealthy, prominent Philadelphians who had played ... More


Diminishing Support for the Death Penalty: Implications for Fair Capital Case Outcomes

Amelia Courtney Hritz, Caisa Elizabeth Royer, and Valerie P. Hans

in Criminal Juries in the 21st Century: Psychological Science and the Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190658113
eISBN:
9780190658144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658113.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter presents and analyzes the current state of law and research on the capital jury. First, it presents the legal framework for capital jury selection and research on the “death-qualified” ... More


Jury Selection Can Effectively Identify Biased Jurors

Brian H. Bornstein and Edie Greene

in The Jury Under Fire: Myth, Controversy, and Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190201340
eISBN:
9780190201357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201340.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Various jury selection procedures strive to ensure the selection of fair and impartial jurors. But the questioning of prospective jurors, termed voir dire, often fails to deliver on the promise of ... More


LGBTQ in the Courtroom: How Sexuality and Gender Identity Impact the Jury System

Jordan Blair Woods

in Criminal Juries in the 21st Century: Psychological Science and the Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190658113
eISBN:
9780190658144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658113.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter reviews a limited but emerging body of research on biases that arise and affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) jurors as well as juror decision-making when LGBTQ ... More


The Way Forward: The Socio-political Race Approach

Tanya Katerí Hernández

in Multiracials and Civil Rights: Mixed-Race Stories of Discrimination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479830329
eISBN:
9781479840748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479830329.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter will first summarize how the book’s review of multiracial discrimination cases reveals the enduring power of white privilege and the continued societal problem with non-whiteness in any ... More


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