European University Institute Library

The power of the jury, transforming citizens into jurors, Nancy S. Marder

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.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- The summons and the setting : beginning the transformation of citizens into jurors -- Voir dire : introducing jurors to the judge, their fellow jurors, and their role -- Peremptory challenges : a barrier that unnecessarily limits who can serve as jurors -- Jury instructions : reinforcing group identity and making instructions accessible to jurors -- Jury deliberations : performing the jury's main task with some assistance from the judge -- The post-verdict interview : how judges can help jurors in their transformation from jurors into engaged citizens -- Conclusion
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 266 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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