The Use of Peremptory Challenges in Capital Murder Trials: A Legal and Empirical Analysis
One of the largely unique aspects of the American jury system is that it confers upon the parties the unilateral power – in the form of peremptory challenges – to remove prospective jurors for any non-racial or non-gender-based reason. This article presents an overview of the literature on peremptory challenges, and an empirical analysis of their use in Philadelphia capital cases in the 1980s and 1990s.
- Document type Article
- Countries list United States
- Themes list Fair Trial,