Juror Comprehension, Decision Making and Deliberations
The NCSC Center for Jury Studies has conducted extensive research on the impact of various trial innovations on juror comprehension, performance, and satisfaction as well as providing education and information to various judicial and bar organizations on this topic.
First, Do No Harm: On Addressing the Problem of Implicit Bias in Juror Decision Making (NCSC 2013) Are Hung Juries a Problem? (NCSC 2002)
Juror First Votes in Criminal Trials (2004) A Profile of Hung Juries (2003)
Project Hung JuryThe Hung Jury: the American Jury’s Insights and Contemporary Understanding (2003) Study hung juriesA Jury of One: Opinion Formation, Conformity, and Dissent on Juries (2008)
Project NullificationNullification at Work? A Glimpse from the NCSC Study of Hung Juries (2003) Judge-Jury Agreement in Criminal Cases: A Partial Replication of Kalven & Zeisel’s The American Jury (2004)
Testing the Effects of Selected Jury Trial Innovations on Juror Comprehension of Contested mtDNA Evidence (2004) Permitting Jury Discussions During Trial: Impact of the Arizona Reform (2000)
Timing of Opinion Formation by Jurors in Civil Cases: An Empirical Examination (2000) Speaking Rights: An Evaluation of Arizona’s Rule Permitting Juror Discussions (2002)
The Arizona Jury Reform Permitting Civil Jury Trial Discussions: The Views of Trial Participants, Judges, and Jurors (1999)
How Much in the BalanceHow Much Justice Hangs in the Balance?(1999)
On Second Guessing Jury Verdicts (2007)
Why do Juries Hang?


Jury News

Hung Juries: Are They a Problem? (2002)

Helping Jurors Deliberate (1998)