From presence to participation – the role of the juror reimagined

Scott, J. (2017) From presence to participation – the role of the juror reimagined. Law and Humanities, 11(2), pp. 286-308. (doi:10.1080/17521483.2016.1233745)

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Abstract

This article raises new questions about the meaning of juror participation in a criminal trial. Through an interdisciplinary exploration I not only theorize the position and potentiality of the jury, but I also reflect on the process of working with a theatre director to create work which is both academic research and public theatre performance in equal measure. I challenge the reader to reconsider the current assumptions which equate juror presence in the courtroom to their participation in the trial by drawing on participatory techniques found in Augusto Boal's Forum Theatre and my current collaboration with site-specific theatre company, Grid Iron.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Arts and humanities (miscellaneous), law.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Scott, Miss Jenny
Authors: Scott, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Law and Humanities
Publisher:Informa UK Limited
ISSN:1752-1491
Published Online:18 January 2017
Copyright Holders:
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First Published:First published in Law and Humanities 11(2):286-308
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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