Title

The selection of juries: Lawyers' perspectives.

Date of Award

1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Social Work

First Advisor

Shuraydi, Muhammad,

Keywords

Law.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Juries have been a long standing institution within the Canadian criminal justice system. However, there is to be found very little research in the area. This exploratory study seeks to examine the selection of juries from the lawyer's perspective, both Crown and defence, and the factors that the lawyers find as being significant to them. The research is conducted from a symbolic interactionist perspective of the study of the definition of the situation, of selecting a Jury for a criminal trial. The research methodology combines a multi-faceted approach which combines observations, interviews and questionnaires to arrive at its findings. It was found that lawyers typically utilize six major categories of determinants when selecting a Jury. (A) Occupation; (B) Age; (C) Gender; (D) Race; (E) Residence; (F) Appearance. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-03, page: 0544. Chairperson: Muhammad Shuraydi. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1990.