Methods of Conveying Information to Jurors: An Evidence Review

Chalmers, J. and Leverick, F. (2018) Methods of Conveying Information to Jurors: An Evidence Review. Other. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

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Paper suggests that jurors can face considerable challenges in recalling both the evidence and the legal directions in a criminal trial and that they can struggle to understand legal directions. Eight possible methods of improving juror memory and/or understanding were identified: trial transcripts, juror note-taking, audio-visual and digital presentation methods, juror questions, pre-instruction, plain language directions, written directions and structured decision aids (routes to verdict).

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Other)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Chalmers, Professor James and Leverick, Professor Fiona
Authors: Chalmers, J., and Leverick, F.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Publisher:Scottish Government
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Crown Copyright
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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