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Title: JURY SYSTEM RESEARCH - FINAL REPORT, DECEMBER 1975
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Bird Engineering Research Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 67
Sponsoring Agency: Bird Engineering Research Associates, Inc
Vienna, VA 22180
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-006-75
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT DESCRIBES RESEARCH CARRIED OUT IN DEVELOPING 'A GUIDE TO JURY SYSTEM MANAGEMENT' (NCJ-31751) AND IN EVALUATING THE USEFULNESS OF THE PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED 'A GUIDE TO JUROR USAGE' (NCJ-15215).
Abstract: THE RESEARCH INVOLVED THE COMPARISON OF CURRENT JURY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN MANY COURTS, INCLUDING FIVE PAIRS OF STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS WHICH DRAW JURORS FROM THE SAME AREAS. DATA RELATING TO THEIR JUROR SELECTION, NOTIFICATION, QUALIFICATION, PAYMENT, AND LENGTH OF SERVICE POLICIES WERE REVIEWED AND ANALYZED. THE UTILITY OF 'A GUIDE TO JUROR USAGE' WAS TESTED IN 18 COURTS OF VARIOUS SIZES, HALF OF WHICH RECEIVED ASSISTANCE IN IMPLEMENTING ITS GUIDELINES. RESULTS SHOW THAT USE OF THE GUIDE WAS EFFECTIVE IN THE COURTS, THAT ASSISTANCE IS BENEFICIAL, THAT SMALL COURTS ARE MORE DEPENDENT ON ASSISTANCE FOR SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION, AND THAT THE MOST NECESSARY INGREDIENT IN IMPROVING JUROR UTILIZATION IS STRONG COURT MANAGEMENT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Effectiveness; Evaluation; Juries; Juror utilization; Jury selection; Management; Research
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