A Norms Approach to Jury Nullification: Interests, Values, and Scripts

  title={A Norms Approach to Jury Nullification: Interests, Values, and Scripts},
  author={J. Sanders},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Law \& Policy},
  • J. Sanders
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Psychology
  • Wiley-Blackwell: Law & Policy
Juries and other lay tribunals are often justified because they leaven the law with community norms. Unfortunately, we do not have a particularly good theory of when and how juries substitute their normative judgments for the law. A first step in developing such a theory is to examine the nature of norms and the way jurors bring normative judgments to their task. In this article I compare and contrast different understandings of norms that currently are in vogue in the social sciences and then… 
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