The effect of deliberation on jury verdicts

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Abstract

As ordinary citizens, jurors bring to court a diversity of emotions and views about crime, punishment and terrorism (see Chap. 9). They may also have different preferred styles of learning, and different capacity for empathy. For some, their dispositions may be so entrenched that the jury experience cannot budge them—not the evidence, nor the judge’s instructions,nor even deliberation with fellow citizens. On the other hand, it is likely that many jurors enter the courtroom with a variety of expectations and prejudices, but that participatory immersion in the experience of the criminal justice process will shape and shift at least some of these views.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJuries, science and popular culture in the age of terror
Subtitle of host publicationThe case of the Sydney bomber
EditorsDaivd Tait, Jane Goodman-Delahunty
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter13
Pages235-248
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781137554758
ISBN (Print)9781137554741
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    Tait, D., & Goodman-Delahunty, J. (2017). The effect of deliberation on jury verdicts. In D. Tait, & J. Goodman-Delahunty (Eds.), Juries, science and popular culture in the age of terror: The case of the Sydney bomber (pp. 235-248). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55475-8_13