Can Jury Trial Innovations Improve Juror Understanding of DNA Evidence?

90 Judicature 152-56 (2007)

5 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2015

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B. Michael Dann

Independent

Valerie P. Hans

Cornell University - School of Law

David H. Kaye

The Pennsylvania State University (University Park) – Penn State Law; Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law - School of Life Science

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This article reports on a study of the impact of jury trial innovations on mock jurors’ understanding of contested mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) evidence. Jurors in different experimental conditions were tested both before and after deliberations to test their comprehension of the DNA evidence.

Keywords: expert testimony, DNA evidence, jurors

Suggested Citation

Dann, B. Michael and Hans, Valerie P. and Kaye, David H., Can Jury Trial Innovations Improve Juror Understanding of DNA Evidence? (2007). 90 Judicature 152-56 (2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2546419

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Cornell University - School of Law ( email )

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