Thank You for Your Service: Acknowledging our Inadequate Treatment of Jurors in California's Death Penalty Debate

Criminal Law Journal, California Lawyers Association, Spring 2019, Vol. 19, Issue 2

3 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2019

See all articles by Elizabeth N. Jones

Elizabeth N. Jones

Western State College of Law

Sydney McGregor

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

California's justice system has a duty to address the life-altering effects that a capital trial has on its jurors. The state must do more than merely thank its civic-minded citizens for their service and then leave them to process the horrors presented in court alone. As California joins other states with similar gubernatorial death penalty moratoria, consideration must be given to this integral and often overlooked group within the capital punishment process: the jurors.

Keywords: death penalty, california, capital punishment, jury, jurors, electorate, governor, executive order, special circumstances, death row, San Quentin, victims, victims rights

Suggested Citation

Jones, Elizabeth N. and McGregor, Sydney, Thank You for Your Service: Acknowledging our Inadequate Treatment of Jurors in California's Death Penalty Debate (2019). Criminal Law Journal, California Lawyers Association, Spring 2019, Vol. 19, Issue 2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3403238

Elizabeth N. Jones (Contact Author)

Western State College of Law ( email )

1 Banting
Irvine, CA 92618
United States
1-714-459-1187 (Phone)

Sydney McGregor

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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