Jury duty : reclaiming your political power and taking responsibility /
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Jury duty : reclaiming your political power and taking responsibility /

"Jury Duty: Reclaiming Your Political Power and Taking Responsibility" presents an accessible account of the origins and development of the jury system as well as a comprehensive, stage-by-stage description of a jury trial and of the sentencing procedure in a criminal trial. The work also...

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Main Author: Singer, Michael, 1942-
Corporate Author: ProQuest Ebook Subscriptions
Format: Online Book
Published: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, [2012]
Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • Part I. The basics of the jury system ; How the jury system works
  • What the jury system costs
  • Citizens as jurors in the justice system
  • Part II. Myths about the jury system ; The myth of improved trial outcomes
  • The myth of promoting democratic citizenship
  • Part III. The jury as political institution ; The long history of the nullification power
  • The jury as safeguard against government
  • The worth of the jury system
  • Part IV. Government obstruction of the jury ; Obstruction of the jury in the trial process
  • Obstruction of the jury in the sentencing process
  • Part V. Jury responsibility ; Discretion and responsibility
  • Conscientious fulfillment of jury duty
  • Juror responsibility for unjust prison conditions.