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Title: Jury in a Criminal Case: Obstacles to Impartiality
Journal: Criminal Law Bulletin  Volume:24  Issue:6  Dated:(November-December 1988)  Pages:492-520
Author(s): M H Levin
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 29
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The author questions whether the United States judicial system provides the criminal defendant with the impartial jury the Constitution guarantees and, if there is deprivation of an impartial jury, whether one can justify this deprivation on grounds of economics or efficiency.
Abstract: While the author admits there is probably no way to assure a truly impartial jury in all criminal cases, impartiality is an ideal to strive for. He suggests, for example, an expansion in the sources for jury lists, convicting criminal defendants with non-unanimous 12-member juries, and the abolition of peremptory challenges as ways of moving closer to the ideal. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Right to trial by jury
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