What are some of the criticisms of criminal and civil trials?


first pageWhat are some of the criticisms of criminal and civil trials? What are some of the positive things that have been said about juries? Discuss the history and importance of jury trials and jury duty. What are some criticisms of civil juries? What do you think about these points? Can you come up with ways to make the system work better? Do you agree or disagree with classmates and/or the authors of the text on their points and why? (Jurors and Juries, Introduction)What have psychological and researchers learned about the different factors affecting juror decision-making? Discuss the importance of evidentiary strength and other factors. What do you think about this topic? And remember, many people consider our jury system to be the best in the world because all the other systems are worse. (Are Juries Competent?)2nd pageBreak the question down to its component parts to make it easier to manage. Be sure to use words and phrases from the text and module to show that you read the material.What are theoretical explanations for why jurors disregard the judicial admonition pertaining to inadmissible evidence? Do you think that it makes sense to ask jurors to ignore things after they have seen or heard them? Is it possible to un-ring a bell? Why or why not? What do you know about memory from earlier modules or other courses? What does the chapter say and what to you think based upon your own experience. (Are Juries Competent?)Discuss the reasons why jurors may rely on inadmissible evidence. Include reactance theory and thought suppression in your discussion. What kinds of irrelevant information, biases, and other factors may affect juror decision-making? How can these factors be addressed or their effects limited? (Are Juries Competent?)

What are some of the criticisms of criminal and civil trials?


first pageWhat are some of the criticisms of criminal and civil trials? What are some of the positive things that have been said about juries? Discuss the history and importance of jury trials and jury duty. What are some criticisms of civil juries? What do you think about these points? Can you come up with ways to make the system work better? Do you agree or disagree with classmates and/or the authors of the text on their points and why? (Jurors and Juries, Introduction)What have psychological and researchers learned about the different factors affecting juror decision-making? Discuss the importance of evidentiary strength and other factors. What do you think about this topic? And remember, many people consider our jury system to be the best in the world because all the other systems are worse. (Are Juries Competent?)2nd pageBreak the question down to its component parts to make it easier to manage. Be sure to use words and phrases from the text and module to show that you read the material.What are theoretical explanations for why jurors disregard the judicial admonition pertaining to inadmissible evidence? Do you think that it makes sense to ask jurors to ignore things after they have seen or heard them? Is it possible to un-ring a bell? Why or why not? What do you know about memory from earlier modules or other courses? What does the chapter say and what to you think based upon your own experience. (Are Juries Competent?)Discuss the reasons why jurors may rely on inadmissible evidence. Include reactance theory and thought suppression in your discussion. What kinds of irrelevant information, biases, and other factors may affect juror decision-making? How can these factors be addressed or their effects limited? (Are Juries Competent?)

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