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.


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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