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World Jury Systems - Oxford Socio-Legal Studies (Hardback)
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World Jury Systems - Oxford Socio-Legal Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 482 Pages / Published: 12/10/2000
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The jury system that evolved in England, and rightfully viewed as a milestone in the development of modern notions of procedural justice, was seen as a 'right of Englishmen' and transported to its colonies around the world. Although use of the civil jury has diminished, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the criminal jury continues to play an important role in the justice systems of more than fifty countries and territories around the world. This volume presents in-depth coverage of the jury systems of Australia, England, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, Scotland, and the United States. Coverage includes civil as well as criminal juries. There is also a chapter on the newly revived criminal jury systems of Spain and Russia, and a chapter on potential revival of the jury system that once existed in Japan. Each chapter is authored by leading scholars who are intimately familiar with the jury system on which they write. An introductory chapter provides a historical sketch of the development of the jury and a conceptual framework for comparing todays various jury systems. In addition, a final chapter surveys forty-six other contemporary jury systems in Africa (e.g. Ghana, Malawi), Asia (e.g. Sri Lanka, Hong Kong), The Mediterranean (e.g. Gibralter, Malta), The South Pacific ( e.g. Tonga, The Marshall Islands), South America (e.g. Guyana, Brazil), the Carribean (e.g. Montserrat, Barbados, Jamaica, the Turks and Caicos Islands) and Europe (e.g. Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Norway). The book will be of enormous value to scholars and students of comparative law regarding the role of the jury in democratic theory and the effects of legal culture and procedural systems. It will also be of interest to practitioners and policy makers. The chapters provide important insights regarding how different countries address pressing and controversial issues such as 'free press versus fair trial', pretrial publicity in the information age, racial, or ethnic prejudice, peremptory challenges, unanimity rules, complex evidence, and jury competence.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198298564
Number of pages: 482
Weight: 727 g
Dimensions: 224 x 146 x 30 mm


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admirable series of 13 essays outstanding collection of essays all the contributions are illuminating and thought-provoking What Neil Vidmar's book offers is a wide-ranging review of all the arguments bearing upon the jury both as fact finder and as democratic symbol. This splendid book reviews the history and the arguments, and it presents what evidence there is. I would say that it is absolutely essential as a work of reference for all students and academic researchers with an interest in criminal justice. It is also rare indeed to find a collection of essays that are all written to the same high standard. * Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, Winter 2001 *
You would be surprised how widely, but even more, how differently the jury is used: which is where this valuable and engaging book comes in. We have to thank Neal Vidmar, a North American academic, for finding just the right experts to contribute a series of chapters which go to the heart of each use of the system. And his exemplary introduction so effectively launches us into the book that we are driven through the mass of detail without "losing the plot". * New Law Journal, 12 Oct 2001 *

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