Social Media, the Internet, and Trial by Jury

Posted: 29 Oct 2018

Date Written: October 2018

Abstract

This review starts with a historical overview of trial by jury and then moves to a discussion of media and communication. This is followed by an examination of the advantages and disadvantages associated with jurors and digital technology. The heart of the article is a review of six scholarly studies that attempt to explain why jurors use the Internet, as well as methods for combating such use. The article concludes with recommendations for future areas of research.

Suggested Citation

Hoffmeister, Thaddeus and Watts, Ann Charles, Social Media, the Internet, and Trial by Jury (October 2018). Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 14, pp. 259-270, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3273809 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-101317-031221

Thaddeus Hoffmeister (Contact Author)

University of Dayton ( email )

300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
United States

Ann Charles Watts

University of Dayton ( email )

300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
United States

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