The Jury Is Out: An Ethnographic Study of Lay Participation in the Norwegian Legal System

@inproceedings{Offit2018TheJI,
  title={The Jury Is Out: An Ethnographic Study of Lay Participation in the Norwegian Legal System},
  author={Anna Offit},
  year={2018}
}
The purpose of this paper is to empirically explore perceptions and assessments of lay participation in Norway during a historic time of transition away from all-layperson juries. Drawing on sixteen months of fieldwork, this study consists of court observation and interviews with judges, prosecutors, former lay decision makers, defense attorneys, and other contributors to the country’s longstanding jury debate. My ethnographic research demonstrates that all-layperson juries in Norway face… Expand

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