Deconstructing the simplification of jury instructions: How simplifying the features of complexity affects jurors' application of instructions.

@article{Baguley2017DeconstructingTS,
  title={Deconstructing the simplification of jury instructions: How simplifying the features of complexity affects jurors' application of instructions.},
  author={Chantelle M Baguley and Blake M McKimmie and Barbara M. Masser},
  journal={Law and human behavior},
  year={2017},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          284-304
        }
}
Research consistently shows that techniques currently used to simplify jury instructions do not always improve mock jurors' comprehension. If improvements are observed, these are limited and overall comprehension remains low. It is unclear, however, why this occurs. It is possible that current simplification techniques do not effectively simplify the… CONTINUE READING