A Jury of Her Peers : The Impact of the First Female Jurors on Criminal Convictions

  • Shamena Anwar Patrick Bayer Randi Hjalmarsson
  • Published 2016
This paper uses an original data set of more than 3000 cases from 1918 to 1926 in the Central Criminal Courts of London to study the effect of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919. Implemented in 1921, this Act made females eligible to serve on English juries, providing a novel setting for studying the impact of female representation on jury… (More)