• Political Science
  • Published 2002

What can the English Legal System learn from jury research published up to 2001

@inproceedings{Darbyshire2002WhatCT,
  title={What can the English Legal System learn from jury research published up to 2001},
  author={Penny Darbyshire and Andy Maughan and Angus Stewart},
  year={2002}
}
In 1992-3, while teaching at the University of California at Berkeley, I spent many months studying the American jury. I became aware of the many thousands of pieces of jury research in the common law world and it occurred to me that the English legal system could learn lessons from many of them. Lord Justice Auld asked, at the commencement of his Criminal Courts Review, in 2000, whether section 8 of the Contempt Act 1981 should be abolished to permit research using real jurors and asked what… CONTINUE READING

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