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The jury crisis : what's wrong with jury trials and how we can save them

Author: Drury R Sherrod
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Confronting readers with intellectual and moral dilemmas faced by real jurors, The Jury Crisis explores the near collapse of jury trials in America, examines alternative paths to justice and proposes how to restore trial by jury as the trusted foundation of American democracy.
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Sherrod, Drury R.
Jury crisis.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
(DLC) 2018027686
(OCoLC)1040207353
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Drury R Sherrod
ISBN: 1538109549 9781538109540
OCLC Number: 1040128283
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Praise page; The Jury Crisis; The Jury Crisis; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter one; Triers of Fact; The Jury's Job; Can Jurors Be Trusted to Try the Facts?; Chapter Summary; Chapter two; Supplying Facts in Early Juries; The Self-Informing Jury; The Witness-Informed Jury; Brief Trials and Speedy Deliberations; A Celebrated Nineteenth-Century American Jury Trial; Chapter Summary; Chapter three; How Jurors Use Facts to Tell Stories; The Story Model for Jury Decision Making; How Stories Influence Verdicts; How Jurors' Stories Begin; Chapter Summary Chapter FourWhy Jurors Prefer Stories over Facts; Why Are Jurors More Persuaded by Stories Than by Evidence?; The Structure of Trials Encourages Storytelling; Applying the Story Model in Opening Statements; How Narrative Opening Statements Influence the Final Verdict; Chapter Summary; Chapter five; Jury Selection; Pretrial Jury Questionnaires; Picking the Zimmerman Jury; Juror's Voir Dire Responses and Their Verdicts; Chapter Summary; Chapter six; Jury Selection in a Product-Liability Lawsuit; Characteristics of Plaintiff and Defense Jurors in Product-Liability Lawsuits Two Studies of Juror Demographics and Attitudes as Predictors of VerdictJurors Who Award High and Low Damages in a Product-Liability Lawsuit; Implications for Attorneys Selecting Jurors in Real Trials; Chapter Summary; Chapter seven; Jury Deliberations; Jury Deliberations; The Process of Deliberating; The Power of the Majority; Chapter Summary; Chapter EIGHT; Jury Deliberations in Real Trials; Two Drug Trials; Three Auto-Accident Trials; Confusion about Language and Terminology; Chapter Summary; Chapter nine; Storytellers in Robes; Legalists versus Realists; When Judges Disagree SatCom v. RocketronLittleGuys v. ClickSearch; How Judges Shape Trials and Influence Verdicts; Chapter Summary; Chapter Ten; The Biases behind Judges' Stories; Supreme Court Justices; Appellate Court Judges; District Court Judges; Federal Judges' Cognitive Illusions; How Do Judges Compare with Jurors as Decision Makers?; Chapter Summary; Chapter ELEVEN; The Vanishing Jury; Federal Civil Trials; State Civil Trials; Federal Criminal Trials; State Criminal Trials; Long-Term Trends; The Long Decline in Jury Trials; Summary Judgment; Settlement; The Recent Steep Decline in Jury Trials
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