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The Resource American juries : the verdict, Neil Vidmar & Valerie P. Hans

American juries : the verdict, Neil Vidmar & Valerie P. Hans

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American juries : the verdict
Title
American juries
Title remainder
the verdict
Statement of responsibility
Neil Vidmar & Valerie P. Hans
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Language
eng
Summary
This comprehensive volume reviews over fifty years of empirical research on civil and criminal juries and returns a verdict that strongly supports the jury system. Rather than relying on anecdotes, 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. They consider various suggestions for improving the way that juries are asked to carry out their duties. After briefly comparing the American jury to its counterparts in other nations, they conclude that our jury system, despite occasional problems, is, on balance, fair and democratic, and should remain an indispensable component of the judicial process for the foreseeable future. -- From book jacket
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DLC
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Vidmar, Neil
Dewey number
347.73/752
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8972
LC item number
.V53 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hans, Valerie P.
  • Prometheus Books (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jury
  • Verdicts
  • Damages
  • Damages
  • Jury
  • Verdicts
  • United States
  • Geschworener
  • Strafverfahren
  • Urteil
  • Zivilprozess
  • Geschworenengericht
  • Urteilsfähigkeit
  • USA
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American juries : the verdict, Neil Vidmar & Valerie P. Hans
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-397) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn152560274
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9781591025887
Lccn
2007027089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o152560274
  • (OCoLC)152560274
Label
American juries : the verdict, Neil Vidmar & Valerie P. Hans
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn152560274
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9781591025887
Lccn
2007027089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o152560274
  • (OCoLC)152560274

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