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The Jury Under Fire: Myth, Controversy, and Reform

Brian H. Bornstein and Edie Greene


The Jury Under Fire: Myth, Controversy, and Reform examines a number of controversial beliefs about juries that have persisted in recent years, as well as the implications of these views for jury reform. It reviews empirical research on both criminal and civil juries that uses a variety of research methodologies: simulations, archival analyses, field studies, and juror interviews. Each chapter is titled with a mistaken assumption or myth about jurors or juries. The book critiques these myths and relies on social science research findings to inform empirically grounded reform efforts. It focuse ... More

Keywords: Juror, jury, jury reform, jury myths, juror decision making, juror judgments, jury decision making

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190201340
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201340.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian H. Bornstein, author
Professor of Psychology and Courtesy Professor of Law, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Edie Greene, author
Professor of Psychology, Director of Psychological Sciences Training, and Director of the Graduate Sub-Plan in Psychology and Law, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs