Lay Judges in the German Criminal Courts

  title={Lay Judges in the German Criminal Courts},
  author={G. Gary Casper and H. J. Zeisel},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Studies},
  pages={135 - 191}
THE role laymen play in the administration of justice has been a subject of controversy ever since trial by jury became the standard mode of trial at common law. The controversy rages unabated in our day, friend and foe basing their positions on claims of fact that sharply contradict each other. On the European continent, the jury is in eclipse. Only Austria, Norway, a few jurisdictions in Switzerland, and Belgium have retained the jury. Austria has an eight-man jury operating under severely… 

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