Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Criminal Juries in the 21st CenturyPsychological Science and the Law$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Cynthia Najdowski and Margaret Stevenson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190658113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190658113.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 17 August 2019

LGBTQ in the Courtroom

LGBTQ in the Courtroom

How Sexuality and Gender Identity Impact the Jury System

Chapter:
(p.61) 4 LGBTQ in the Courtroom
Source:
Criminal Juries in the 21st Century
Author(s):

Jordan Blair Woods

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190658113.003.0004

This chapter reviews a limited but emerging body of research on biases that arise and affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) jurors as well as juror decision-making when LGBTQ individuals are involved in criminal cases. The chapter also discusses recent research and legal developments surrounding jury selection and LGBTQ identity and describes debates over best practices to identify and combat anti-LGBTQ juror biases. Finally, the chapter reviews gay and trans “panic” defenses in cases involving the murders of LGBTQ individuals and examines other challenges that LGBTQ defendants and victims face in different criminal contexts. Although there is a need for future studies, the available research illustrates how challenges linked to sexuality and gender identity in the criminal jury system can compromise legitimacy and fairness in the criminal justice system more broadly.

Keywords:   gender identity, sexuality, anti-LGBTQ bias, juror bias, jury selection, gay panic defense, trans panic defense

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .