Juries and Race

Here is a link to a CNN article reporting the study of three academics on the effect of racial composition of juries.  The article, in turn, includes a link to their actual report.

Their data confirms that all-white juries convict black defendants at a higher rate than juries with even just one black member.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/23/opinion/anwar-bayer-hjalmarsson-jury-racism/index.html?hpt=hp_bn7

More about juries and the justice system from this editor in future posts.

One response to “Juries and Race

  1. Daniel Ehighalua

    The jury system is a double-edged sword, but seems to me a necessary evil. I am of the opinion that Judges be empowered in certain areas, and on certain issues, to be able to; either strike a balance or outrightly countermand jury decisions that appears obnoxious!

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