Inside the Black Box
What Empirical Research Tells Us about Decisionmaking by Civil Juries
This article discusses the potential contribution to the policymaking process of systematic empirical research on the behavior of civil juries. It provides a brief primer on methods of jury research; summarizes some of the major patterns in liability, compensatory, and punitive jury judgments; and attempts to explain how civil juries reach such judgments, drawing heavily on research on mock juries and describing the effects of extralegal variables on jury judgment.
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- Document Number: RP-238
- Year: 1994
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Originally published in: Verdict: Assessing the Civil Jury System, Brookings Institution, 1993, pp. 137-180.
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