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Title: Juror Usage and Management - Trainer's Handbook
Author(s): M Solomon
Corporate Author: University Research Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 98
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University Research Corporation
Washington, DC 20015
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-022-76
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: For use by trainers presenting workshops on juror usage and management, the handbook contains a schedule of training events and presentation notes to be used in conjunction with the participant's handbook.
Abstract: The workshops have been developed for judges, court administrators, and other participants in the jury system who wish to examine present operations in view of recent developments in many courts. The format of the handbook follows the 20-session outline of the workshops, beginning with an overview of the jury system as a process. The technical background for possible changes is presented with attention to present jury system problems and successes, source lists and selection methods, the summoning and swearing of jurors, and techniques designed to reduce waiting and other juror complaints. A practical understanding in designing and implementing changes in current jury system procedures, planning, and management is conveyed, and, using simple case studies, the participants actually apply some of the quality control procedures presented. Each session in the handbook is prefaced by the training goals, the performance objectives, the teaching method, a brief description of the session's progress, and the required materials and logistics. The presentation outline then focuses on the most important points of the session. The exit questionnaire is designed to provide feedback for the courts from the citizens who serve them.
Index Term(s): Course materials; Court reform; Juror utilization; Jury selection; Workshops and seminars
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