The first of a two-volume set on the Psychology of the Courtroom, Jury Psychology: Social Aspects of Trial Processes offers a definitive account of the influence of trial procedures on juror decision-making. A wide range of topics are covered including pre-trial publicity and inadmissible evidence, jury selection, jury instruction, and death penalty cases, as well as decision-making in civil trials. In addition, a number of global issues are discussed, including procedural justice issues and theoretical models of juror decision-making. Throughout the volume the authors make recommendations for improving trial procedures where jurors are involved, and they discuss how the problems and potential solutions are relevant to courts around the world.
Joel D. Lieberman, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, USA and Daniel A. Krauss, Claremont McKenna College, USA
Contents: Preface to the 2-volume set; Preface to Volume 1- jury psychology: social aspects of trial processes, Joel D. Lieberman and Daniel A. Krauss; The validity of jury decision-making research, David DeMatteo and Natalie Anumba; Procedural justice, Tom R. Tyler; Theoretical models of jury decision-making, Jennifer Groscup and Jennifer Tallon; Inadmissible evidence and pretrial publicity: the effects (and ineffectiveness) of admonitions to disregard, Joel D. Lieberman, Jamie Arndt and Matthew Vess; The psychology of jury selection, Joel D. Lieberman and Jodi Olson; The psychology of the jury instruction process, Joel D. Lieberman; The social psychology of capital cases, Mona Lynch; Psychological issues in the civil trial, Edith Greene; Index.