Beyond the legal barriers: Institutional gatekeeping and real jury research

Jacqueline Horan, Mark Israel

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Social science research must displace myth, anecdote, and judicial hearsay in directing reform of the jury system. Drawing on the experiences of researchers from commonwealth countries, we explore why it has been so hard to undertake research on real juries. We also identify how the legal and institutional “barriers” might be lifted to facilitate an evidence-based approach to jury reform.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-436
Number of pages15
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Access to jurors
  • evidence-based reform
  • juries
  • jury research
  • research gatekeepers

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