Embedding explained jury verdicts in the English criminal trial

Coen, M. and Doak, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-3793-2819, 2017. Embedding explained jury verdicts in the English criminal trial. Legal Studies, 37 (4), pp. 786-806. ISSN 0261-3875

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Abstract

English juries do not provide reasons for their verdicts. This paper argues that transparency is a fundamental value in modern decision making, and that reform is needed to trial by jury so that verdicts are routinely accompanied by explanations. It examines the options that exist to incorporate explained verdicts in the English criminal trial and concludes that accountability and legitimacy would be enhanced through the use of a trained, independent lay facilitator to chair the deliberation process and draft an explained verdict.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Legal Studies
Creators: Coen, M. and Doak, J.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date: December 2017
Volume: 37
Number: 4
ISSN: 0261-3875
Identifiers:
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10.1111/lest.12174DOI
Rights: © 2017 The Society of Legal Scholars
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 31 Jul 2017 08:13
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 12:43
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31326

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