Do Diverse Juries Aid or Impede Justice?
University of Washington
Kenneth S. Klein
California Western School of Law
Wisconsin Law Review, p. 553, 1999
Both judges and lawyers routinely assume that race or gender, or both, broadly act as place markers for particular viewpoints in American society. Historically, this assumption drove the conclusion that more diversity among jurors equated to more justice. Recently, by contrast, the same assumption has driven the conclusion that juror diversity impairs justice by increasing hung jury rates. This Article tests whether juror diversity increases hung jury rates.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: Jury, Consensus, Diversity
JEL Classification: D70, K41Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 24, 2010
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