Tag Archives: Jurors’ legal decisionmaking

Gastil, Dzur, and Miller on Juries as Civic Spaces (video)

John Gastil, Albert Dzur, and Joshua Miller discuss jury deliberation in the U.S., in a new video, entitled Juries as Civic Spaces. Here are excerpts from Professor Gastil’s post about the video, at The Jury and Democracy: Joshua Miller of … Continue reading

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Legal Informatics and Legal Communication Papers @ LSA 2013

Here is a selected list of papers on legal informatics or legal communication presented at LSA 2013: Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, held 31 May-2 June 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (Click here for the conference program.) (Click here … Continue reading

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Sprain and Gastil: An Interpretative Account of Jurors’ Expressed Deliberative Rules and Premises

Professor Dr. Leah Sprain of Colorado State University and Professor Dr. John Gastil of Penn State University have published What Does It Mean to Deliberate? An Interpretative Account of Jurors’ Expressed Deliberative Rules and Premises, Communication Quarterly, 61(2), 151-171 (2013). … Continue reading

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Legal Communication Papers @ NCA 2012

Many papers on legal communication were presented at NCA 2012: The 98th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, held November 15-18, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, USA. Here is a list of those I could identify. For abstracts and full … Continue reading

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Gastil on the Sandusky Jury and Democracy

Professor Dr. John Gastil of the Penn State University Department of Communication Arts and Sciences has posted A trial close to home, and a jury weighing evidence, at Jury and Democracy. In this post, Professor Gastil comments on several aspects … Continue reading

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Gastil on the Hung Jury as a Reasoned “Verdict”

Professor Dr. John Gastil of the Penn State University Department of Communication Arts and Sciences has posted When a hung jury is a reasoned “verdict”: The John Edwards trial, at Jury and Democracy. In this post, Professor Gastil comments on … Continue reading

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Gray & Barnett on Sustainable Juries: Thinking Outside Peer Jury Criminal Trials

Professor Dr. Anthony Gray and Eola Barnett, LLB, both of the University of Southern Queensland School of Law, have published Sustainable Juries: Thinking Outside Peer Jury Criminal Trials, 20 Journal of Judicial Administration 18-38 (July 2010) (Issue No. 1). Here … Continue reading

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Daftary-Kapur et al. on Measuring Knowledge of the Insanity Defense: Scale Construction and Validation

Dr. Tarika Daftary-Kapur of the Vera Institute of Justice, and colleagues, have published Measuring Knowledge of the Insanity Defense: Scale Construction and Validation, forthcoming in Behavioral Sciences and the Law. Here is the abstract: Given the influence of social conformity … Continue reading

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Smith on Identifying and Measuring Juror Bias About Forensic Science Evidence

Lisa L. Smith, BSc., MSc., MFSSoc., of the University of Leicester School of Psychology presented a paper entitled Identifying and Measuring Juror Bias About Forensic Science Evidence, at Jury Research Symposium 2010, held 25-26 March 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. … Continue reading

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