Mixed Court and Jury Court: Could the Continental Alternative Fill the American Need?

@article{Langbein1981MixedCA,
  title={Mixed Court and Jury Court: Could the Continental Alternative Fill the American Need?},
  author={John H. Langbein},
  journal={American Bar Foundation Research Journal},
  year={1981},
  volume={6},
  pages={195-219}
}
  • John H. Langbein
  • Published 1981
  • Political Science
  • American Bar Foundation Research Journal
For cases of serious crime a number of European countries employ a variant of the jury called the mixed court, in which laymen and professional judges sit together in a single panel that deliberates and decides on all issues of verdict and sentence. Trials in the mixed court proceed quite rapidly, in large measure because the mixed court dispenses with most of the time-consuming practices of jury control that characterize Anglo-American trial procedure. Consequently, the legal system can… Expand
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