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Unbecoming jurors and unreasoned verdicts: realising integrity in the jury room

Jackson, John

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Jill Hunter
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Simon Young
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David Dixon
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Abstract

Criminal proceedings, it is often now said, ought to be conducted with integrity. But what, exactly, does it mean for criminal process to have, or to lack, 'integrity'? Is integrity in this sense merely an aspirational normative ideal, with possibly diffuse influence on conceptions of professional responsibility? Or is it also a juridical concept with robust institutional purchase and enforceable practical consequences in criminal litigation? The 16 new essays contained in this collection, written by prominent legal scholars and criminologists from Australia, Hong Kong, the UK and the USA, engage systematically with - and seek to generate further debate about - the theoretical and practical significance of 'integrity' at all stages of the criminal process. Reflecting the flexibility and scope of a putative 'integrity principle', the essays range widely over many of the most hotly contested issues in contemporary criminal justice theory, policy and practice, including: the ethics of police investigations, charging practice and discretionary enforcement; prosecutorial independence, policy and operational decision-making; plea bargaining; the perils of witness coaching and accomplice testimony; expert evidence; doctrines of admissibility and abuse of process; lay participation in criminal adjudication; the role of remorse in criminal trials; the ethics of appellate judgment writing; innocence projects; and state compensation for miscarriages of justice.

Citation

Jackson, J. (2016). Unbecoming jurors and unreasoned verdicts: realising integrity in the jury room. In P. Roberts, J. Hunter, S. Young, & D. Dixon (Eds.), The integrity of criminal process: from theory into practice. Hart

Acceptance Date Nov 30, 2015
Publication Date Aug 11, 2016
Deposit Date Sep 22, 2016
Publicly Available Date Sep 22, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title The integrity of criminal process: from theory into practice
ISBN 9781849465946
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/37000
Related Public URLs http://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/the-integrity-of-criminal-process-9781849465946/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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