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

See all articles by Laura I Appleman

Laura I Appleman

Willamette University College of Law

Date Written: April 13, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Appleman, Laura I, Defending the Jury: Crime, Community, and the Constitution (April 13, 2015). Defending the Jury: Crime, Community, and the Constitution, Cambridge University Press (April 2015), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2594466

Laura I Appleman (Contact Author)

Willamette University College of Law ( email )

245 Winter St. SE
Salem, OR 97301
United States
(503) 370-6651 (Phone)

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
67
Abstract Views
681
rank
453,024
PlumX Metrics