2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin

CRJ 785 The American Jury

The American Jury examines the distinctively American ideal of citizen participation in the judicial process and the practical problems that arise when some of society's most momentous decisions are entrusted to an ad hoc group of ordinary citizens. Considers, among other topics, whether jury trials provide a sound method for establishing the truth; whether politics, economics and publicity influence jury trials; whether juries should acquit offenders to nullify laws; whether current Sixth Amendment case law adequately protects against biased selection of jurors.




CRJ 710