Before the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015: juror punishment in nineteenth- and twentieth-century England

  title={Before the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015: juror punishment in nineteenth- and twentieth-century England},
  author={Kevin Crosby},
  journal={Legal Studies},
  pages={179 - 208}
The Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 has created several new offences regarding juror misconduct. While this legislation has been passed in response to jurors accessing improper ‘evidence’ online, it is wrong to treat juror misconduct as a new problem. The most famous case on this topic (Bushell's Case) did not completely prohibit juror punishment, but the rhetorical force of the decision was such that penal practices have until recently been overlooked in the academic literature. This… 
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