Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-2008

Abstract

Fundamentally justifying the jury is the opportunity it provides for community participation in criminal justice and the legitimation function that offers. Indeed, a strong political motivation for the recent introduction of jury trial in several transitional jurisdictions is the public confidence it transfers to the system at large. Recent research on juror comprehension and satisfaction suggests the possibility of interrogating the participation/confidence nexus more intricately. This note argues that it is the quality of the participation and the participant satisfaction which eventuates that predicts juror confidence. Where the legitimacy of criminal justice through juror participation is to be maximised then the factors effecting satisfaction and confidence are influential variables.

Discipline

Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Current Issues in Criminal Justice

Volume

20

Issue

2

First Page

303

Last Page

306

ISSN

2206-9542

Publisher

University of Sydney, Institute of Criminology

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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