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The Power of the Jury

The Power of the Jury

Author: Nancy S. Marder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108598385

Category: Law

Page: 287

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Offering an alternative view of the jury process, this book argues that each stage transforms ordinary citizens, who are oftentimes reluctant to serve on juries, into responsible jurors. Jurors, Professor Marder argues, are not found, but rather they are made and shaped by the jury process. This book analyzes each stage of this process, from initial summons to post-verdict interview, and shows how these stages equip jurors with experiences and knowledge that allow them to perform their new role ably. It adopts a holistic approach to the subject of jury reform and suggests reforms that will aid the transformation of citizens into jurors. By studying the jury from the perspective of jurors, it gives readers a better understanding of what takes place during jury trials and allows them to see juries, jurors, and the jury process in a new light.

Jury Duty: Reclaiming Your Political Power and Taking Responsibility

Jury Duty: Reclaiming Your Political Power and Taking Responsibility

Author: Michael Singer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440802706

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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Written by a legal scholar for the general reader, this book demystifies the institution of the jury and validates its political power, providing valuable insights for the more than 30 million Americans who receive a jury summons each year.

The American Jury System

The American Jury System

Author: Randolph N. Jonakait

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300129403

Category: Law

Page: 372

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How are juries selected in the United States? What forces influence juries in making their decisions? Are some cases simply beyond the ability of juries to decide? How useful is the entire jury system? In this important and accessible book, a prominent expert on constitutional law examines these and other issues concerning the American jury system. Randolph N. Jonakait describes the historical and social pressures that have driven the development of the jury system; contrasts the American jury system to the legal process in other countries; reveals subtle changes in the popular view of juries; examines how the news media, movies, and books portray and even affect the system; and discusses the empirical data that show how juries actually operate and what influences their decisions. Jonakait endorses the jury system in both civil and criminal cases, spelling out the important social role juries play in legitimizing and affirming the American justice system.

A Man's Place

A Man's Place

Author: John Tosh

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300123620

Category: Social Science

Page: 646

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Based on family records and didactic texts, this book reconstructs how men of the Victorian middle class experienced the demands of an exacting domestic code, and how they negotiated its contradictions.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210026416220

Category: Law

Page: 1472

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)