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NCJ Number: 41701 Find in a Library
Title: NEW VERDICT ON JUROR WILLINGNESS
Journal: JUDICATURE  Volume:60  Issue:10  Dated:(MAY 1977)  Pages:496-501
Author(s): J P RICHERT
Corporate Author: American Judicature Soc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: American Judicature Soc
Chicago, IL 60601-7401
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE QUESTIONS THE TRADITIONAL NOTION THAT JURY DUTY IS AN INHERENT OBLIGATION OF CITIZENSHIP, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH JURORS ARE EXPECTED TO SERVE.
Abstract: THREE MAJOR THEMES ARE DEVELOPED IN THE ARTICLE. FIRST, QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ADEQUACY OF THE JUROR EXIT QUESTIONNAIRE USED IN A PREVIOUS STUDY OF JUROR WILLINGNESS ARE RAISED. DATA WHICH CONTRADICT THE KEY CONCLUSIONS OF THAT STUDY ARE PRODUCED, AND COMPARED TO SOME FINDINGS OF SIMILAR STUDIES IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY. THE BROADER ASPECTS OF JURY DUTY ARE ANALYZED IN LIGHT OF POLITICAL, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT JUROR RESISTANCE TO SERVING IN THE COURTS IS REAL, AND THAT A MAJOR CONCERN IS THE INADEQUACY OF FINANCIAL COMPENSATION. THE AUTHOR ARGUES THAT RECENT POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS WARRANT CHANGES IN THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH JURORS ARE EXPECTED TO SERVE.(AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...EB
Index Term(s): Attitudes; Comparative analysis; Juries; Motivation; Studies
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