Communicating with Jurors in the Twenty-First Century
Australian Bar Review, Vol. 29 (2007)
30 Pages Posted: 21 May 2014
Date Written: May 20, 2014
Jurors are sometimes criticised for lacking the intellectual ability to understand contemporary jury trials. New research suggests that juror misunderstandings may not be the result of the jurors’ intellectual capacity but may be caused by the form in which jurors are presented with the evidence. This article argues that juror miscomprehension is, in part, caused by the failure of our legal system to alter with the changing needs and wants of the jury of the twenty-first century. Strategies for improving communication with juries are proposed.
Keywords: jurors, jury trials
JEL Classification: K00, K19
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