Defending the Jury: Crime, Community, and the Constitution
Defending the Jury: Crime, Community, and the Constitution, Cambridge University Press (April 2015)
12 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2015
Date Written: April 13, 2015
This book sets forth a new approach to twenty-first-century criminal justice and punishment, an approach that fully involves the community and provides a better way to make our criminal process more transparent and inclusive. The American criminal justice system faces numerous challenges because of its ongoing failure to integrate the community’s voice. Using the lens of the Sixth Amendment jury trial right, this book offers fresh and much-needed ways for incorporating the citizenry into the procedures of criminal justice, resulting in greater investment and satisfaction in the system. Ultimately, the people’s right to participate in the criminal justice system through the criminal jury – a right that is all too often overlooked – is essential to truly legitimizing the criminal process and ensuring its democratic nature.
Keywords: criminal jury, Sixth Amendment, criminal justice, retributive justice, expressive retribution, community
JEL Classification: K14
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