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Mock juries, real trials: how to solve (some) problems with jury science

Ross, Lewis (2024) Mock juries, real trials: how to solve (some) problems with jury science. Journal of Law and Society. ISSN 0263-323X (In Press)

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Jury science is fraught with difficulty. Since legal and institutional hurdles render it all but impossible to study live criminal jury deliberation, researchers make use of various indirect methods to evaluate jury performance. But each of these methods are open to methodological criticism and, strikingly, some of the highest-profile jury research programmes in recent years have reached opposing conclusions. Uncertainty about jury performance is an obstacle for legal reform—ongoing debates about the ‘justice gap’ for complainants of sexual offences has rendered these problems stark. This paper proposes a way to advance the debate.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2024 Wiley
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: K Law
L Education
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2024 15:48
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 04:21

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