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Contents Chapter 1. The English Origins of the Modern Jury: From Trial by Ordeal to the Decline of the "Little Parliament" Chapter 2. Criminal and Civil Juries in America from Colonial Times to the Present Day: Evolution, A Heroic Role, and Controversy Chapter 3. A Jury of Peers: Democratic Goals Chapter 4. Jury Selection: Juror Bias, Juror Challenges, and Trial Consultants Chapter 5. Problem Cases: Pretrial Publicity Chapter 6. The Tasks of the Jury: Evidence Evaluation and Jury Decision-making Processes Chapter 7. Judging the Jury: Evaluating Jurors' Comprehension of Evidence and Law Chapter 8. Trials in a Scientific Age: Juries Judging Experts Chapter 9. Judging Criminal Responsibility: Erroneous Convictions, the CSI Effect, and the Victim's Role Chapter 10. Deciding Insanity: Mad or Bad? Chapter 11. Jury Nullification: The War with the Law Chapter 12. Death is Different: Juries and Capital Punishment Chapter 13. Civil Liability: Plaintiff vs. Defendant in the Eyes of the Jury Chapter 14. Deciding Compensatory Damages: Million Dollar Questions Chapter 15. Punitive Damages: Coffee Spills and Marlboro Cigarettes Chapter 16. Juries and Medical Malpractice: Anti-doctor, Incompetent, and Irresponsible? Chapter 17. Concluding: The Verdict on Juries Endnotes
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Jury -- United States.
Verdicts -- United States.
Damages -- United States.