The Ins and Outs of Juries
Jury trials hold a particular fascination. How juries perceive evidence, deliberate, and proceed to deliver a verdict has been the subject of considerable attention. In recent times, the Court has been called upon to consider whether the consideration of material from outside the trial process by a jury, or a jury member, means that the jury must be discharged. The legal topic of what happens when a jury considers material that is not presented properly within the confines of a trial are important matters. Scholarship surrounding how the jury deliberates and the psychology of juries is significant.
This seminar addresses both the legal question as well as what the research reveals about the psychology of juries. Justice Vandongen will address the legal question, and Professor Margaret Bull Kovera will address the research around the psychology of juries. Judge Gary Massey of the District Court will chair the event.
Further information can be found on the flyer.