Jury selection

Juries – Considering the social science research on juries, evaluate the Canadian jury system and discuss ways that could be used to increase the reliability of jury verdicts. It may be helpful to considering how juries are utilized in other countries. Research Paper: Students shall submit a 3000-3500 word paper on a topic relating to criminal procedure and evidence. The paper shall incorporate at least 12 academic sources. The paper will be evaluated in relation to the following criteria: 1. Thoroughness of research and how well the research is utilized in the paper. 2.

Demonstration of critical analysis and personal engagement of the subject matter. 3. Structure, spelling and grammar. 4. Proper methods of citation and bibliography. Reliability: http://dd6db2vc8s. search. serialssolutions. com/? ctx_ver=Z39. 88-2004&ctx_enc=info%3Aofi%2Fenc%3AUTF-8&rfr_id=info:sid/summon. serialssolutions. com&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft. genre=article&rft. atitle=Design+of+a+decision+error+model+for+reliability+of+jury+evaluation+and+its+experimental+verification&rft. jtitle=Applied+Acoustics&rft. au=Kim%2C+Eui-Youl&rft. au=Shin%2C+Tae+Jin&rft. au=Lee%2C+Sang-Kwon&rft.

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au=Berg%2C+Sven&rft. date=1996-05-01&rft. issn=0926-2644&rft. eissn=1572-9907&rft. volume=5&rft. issue=3&rft. spage=229&rft. epage=238&rft_id=info:doi/10. 1007%2FBF02400945&rft. externalDBID=n%2Fa&rft. externalDocID=10_1007_BF02400945 Jury Selection: Race- http://dd6db2vc8s. search. serialssolutions. com/? ctx_ver=Z39. 88-2004&ctx_enc=info%3Aofi%2Fenc%3AUTF-8&rfr_id=info:sid/summon. serialssolutions. com&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft. genre=article&rft. atitle=Race+and+jury+selection%3A+Psychological+perspectives+on+the+peremptory+challenge+debate&rft.

jtitle=American+Psychologist&rft. au=Sommers%2C+Samuel+R&rft. au=Norton%2C+Michael+I&rft. date=2008&rft. issn=0003-066X&rft. eissn=1935-990X&rft. volume=63&rft. issue=6&rft. spage=527&rft. epage=539&rft_id=info:doi/10. 1037%2F0003-066X. 63. 6. 527&rft. externalDBID=n%2Fa&rft. externalDocID=10_1037_0003_066X_63_6_527 Gender Bias- Findings suggest that gender had little effect on jury service or views about women serving on juries, but views about women and their role in jury service was associated with perceptions of general fairness in the system, regardless of the respondent’s gender.

These findings point to the need for a more complex understanding of gender when examining the jury selection process. Media: Previous research has shown that different types of media have been shown to affect people’s perceptions and attitudes about various topics. However, there has been little research into how this phenomenon might affect the outcome of jury deliberation. Although news media is often restricted for jury members, entertainment media is unregulated.

The current study sought to determine whether entertainment media types, commonly approved for use by jurors during ongoing cases, could have an impact on jurors’ attitudes and perceptions about evidence and crime severity and whether that impact could be great enough to alter overall decisions about guilt. It has previously been established that many juries, sequestered or otherwise, may be preemptively biased due to pretrial publicity.