Accession Number : ADA130177

Title :   Jury Size and Jury Verdicts.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Solomon,Herbert

PDF Url : ADA130177

Report Date : 28 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The analysis of jury size and jury verdicts in criminal matters now has a long, though interrupted history. Work on this subject in the 18th and 19th centuries by Condorcet and Laplace is discussed and the Poisson model of the 1830's is highlighted. the latter is modified to analyze the American jury experience of the 20th century. Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the 1970's on jury size and jury decision-making have created a resurgence of interest especially on a comparison of six member and twelve member juries. Some comparisons of size in terms of probabilities of errors in verdicts are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Criminal justice system, *Decision making, *History, Social psychology, Attitudes(Psychology), Behavior, Legislation, Federal law, Models, Probability, Mathematical models, Statistical analysis

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Psychology
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE