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.

Can Explicit Instructions Reduce Expressions of Implicit Bias? (NCSC 2014)

Project Hung JuryImplicit Bias and the American Juror (2015)

Project Hung Jury

First, Do No Harm: On Addressing the Problem of Implicit Bias in Juror Decision Making (2013)

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?

Are Hung Juries a Problem? (NCSC 2002)

Juror First Votes in Criminal Trials (2004)



Jury News

Addressing the Conundrum of Implicit Bias in Juror Decision Making (2017)

Are Body-Worn Cameras the New CSI Effect? (2015)

Hung Juries: Are They a Problem? (2002)

Helping Jurors Deliberate (1998)