Jury decision making: 45 years of empirical research on deliberating groups.

  title={Jury decision making: 45 years of empirical research on deliberating groups.},
  author={Dennis J. Devine and Laura D. Clayton and Benjamin B. Dunford and Rasmy Seying and Jennifer Pryce},
  journal={Psychology, Public Policy and Law},
This article provides a comprehensive review of the empirical research on jury decision making published between 1955 and 1999. In total, 206 distinguishable studies involving deliberating juries (actual or mock) were located and grouped into 4 categories on the basis of their focal variables: (a) procedural characteristics, (b) participant characteristics, (c) case characteristics, and (d) deliberation characteristics. Numerous factors were found to have consistent effects on jury decisions… 

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