Race and Representation in Jury Service Selection
Kurt M. Saunders
California State University, Northridge
Duquesne University Law Review, Vol. 36, p. 49, 1997
This article examines the process of jury service selection and the factors that may influence the representation of certain racial and socioeconomic groups. I first discuss the origins of the jury system and the role of the jury as a representative democratic institution. Next, I examine the process of jury service selection in Pennsylvania considering how minority underrepresentation may arise during that process. Finally, I address a variety of measures proposed to remedy underrepresentation and review these proposed reforms to the Pennsylvania jury service selection process.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: jury, jury duty, jury service, race, constitutional law, trial, civil procedure, criminal procedure, ethnicity, discrimination, voir dire
JEL Classification: K1, K10, K14, K4, K40, K41Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 18, 2005
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