The American Jury: Abramson and Finkel
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This paper considers the two books, both of which are highly favorable of the possibilities of juries as true instruments of justice. The paper looks at how Abramson argues that juries decide cases soundly, and believes that the courts should allow the jury to be a representative institution. The paper discusses how Finkel reaches similar conclusions, and stresses the point that "jury nullification" is a good thing.
From the Paper:"What is the proper function of the jury in modern American society. Two recent books, Abramson, "We the Jury" (2000), and Finkel, "Commonsense Justice" (1998), consider this question and various subordinate issues that arise from the role and the control of juries in the modern setting. Jeffrey Abramson is a professor of politics at Brandeis University. In "We the Jury", he undertakes a comprehensive study of the institution of trial by jury in America. In this study, he ranges from the role of the jury in the colonial period to issues of the impact of racial bias in modern capital cases. He explores the complex process of modern jury selection..."
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