Restricting the Juror Franchise in 1920s England and Wales

  title={Restricting the Juror Franchise in 1920s England and Wales},
  author={Kevin Crosby},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  pages={163 - 207}
  • Kevin Crosby
  • Published 1 February 2019
  • Sociology
  • Law and History Review
This article argues that the juror franchise became more restrictive in the years immediately after the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 had broadened the jury franchise so as to include some women. It argues that the subsequent restrictions on the jury franchise have not standardly been discussed in the literature on the twentieth century jury because of the lengths taken at the time to present these reforms as merely technical in nature. Only six months after the 1919 Act was passed, a… 
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