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Selected to Serve: An Analysis of Lifetime Jury Participation


Mary R. Rose


University of Texas at Austin - Department of Sociology

Shari Seidman Diamond


Northwestern University, School of Law & American Bar Foundation

Marc A. Musick


affiliation not provided to SSRN

March 2012

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 33-55, 2012

Abstract:     
Using a survey of a random sample of 1,380 Texas adults, we consider what factors distinguish those who have ever had an opportunity to serve on a jury from those who have not (“lifetime participation”). Residential stability and willingness to serve distinguished former jurors from those who had never been summoned or had never been questioned for a case. After controlling for age, neither race nor ethnicity accounted for participation, a finding replicated in data from another state. No factors differentiated former jurors from people who have been questioned but never selected. Our results strongly indicate that improvements to participation should focus on attrition that occurs before potential jurors reach the courtroom.

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Date posted: February 16, 2012  

Suggested Citation

Rose, Mary R. and Diamond, Shari Seidman and Musick, Marc A., Selected to Serve: An Analysis of Lifetime Jury Participation (March 2012). Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 33-55, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2006124 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-1461.2011.01246.x

Contact Information

Mary R. Rose (Contact Author)
University of Texas at Austin - Department of Sociology ( email )
Austin, TX 78712
United States
512-232-6336 (Phone)
Shari Seidman Diamond
Northwestern University, School of Law & American Bar Foundation ( email )
375 E. Chicago Ave
Unit 1505
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
312-503-2040 (Phone)
Marc A. Musick
affiliation not provided to SSRN
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