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NCJ Number: 41069 Find in a Library
Title: JURY - THE PEOPLE V JUAN CORONA
Author(s): V VILLASENOR
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 308
Sponsoring Agency: Little, Brown and Co
Boston, MA 02106
Sale Source: Little, Brown and Co
34 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02106
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOK IS A RECONSTRUCTION, FROM EXTENSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH THE 12 JURORS, OF THE ACTUAL EIGHT DAY DELIBERATIONS OF THE JURY WHICH CONVICTED JUAN CORONA OF 25 COUNTS OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN CALIFORNIA IN 1973.
Abstract: THE DIALOGUE AND ACTIONS OF EACH INDIVIDUAL JUROR ARE RECREATED IN THEIR STRUGGLE WITH THE TESTIMONY OF 117 WITNESSES, 980 EXHIBITS, AND OVER 9,000 PAGES OF TRANSCRIPT PRESENTED DURING THE FIVE MONTH TRIAL. THE INNER WORKINGS, SUBTLE DRAMA, AND PERSONALITY CONFLICTS OF THE JURY DELIBERATIONS ARE CONTRASTED WITH THE BAFFLING VOLUME OF EVIDENCE, THE AMBIGUITY OF THE CASE (THE DEFENDANT DID NOT TAKE THE STAND), AND THE ENORMITY OF THE CRIME (THE LARGEST MASS MURDER PROSECUTED IN THE U.S.). THE AUTHOR FOCUSES, IN THIS DAY-BY-DAY NONFICTION ACCOUNT, ON THE JURY AS THE FINAL, FALLIBLE LINK IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM....MSP
Index Term(s): Case studies; Decisionmaking; Judicial process; Juries; Murder; Verdicts
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