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Post-Modern Hearsay Reform: The Importance Of Complexity, Christopher B. Mueller Jan 1992

Post-Modern Hearsay Reform: The Importance Of Complexity, Christopher B. Mueller

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Real Jurors' Understanding Of The Law In Real Cases, Alan Reifman, Spencer M. Gusick, Phoebe C. Ellsworth Jan 1992

Real Jurors' Understanding Of The Law In Real Cases, Alan Reifman, Spencer M. Gusick, Phoebe C. Ellsworth

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A survey of 224 Michigan citizens called for jury duty over a 2-month period was conducted to assess the jurors' comprehension of the law they had been given in the judges' instructions. Citizens who served as jurors were compared with a base line of those who were called for duty but not selected to serve, and with those who served on different kinds of cases. Consistent with previous studies of mock jurors, this study found that actual jurors understand fewer than half of the instructions they receive at trial. Subjects who received judges' instructions performed significantly better than uninstructed subjects ...


The Definition And Determination Of Insanity In Colorado, H. Patrick Furman Jan 1992

The Definition And Determination Of Insanity In Colorado, H. Patrick Furman

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'Coming To Our Senses': Communication And Legal Expression In Performance Cultures, Bernard J. Hibbitts Jan 1992

'Coming To Our Senses': Communication And Legal Expression In Performance Cultures, Bernard J. Hibbitts

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This article examines how semi-literate or largely non-literate cultures having little or no experience with writing ("performance cultures") communicate and express law and legal meaning through the orchestrated use of the physical senses. It first examines how each of the senses - hearing (sound), sight, touch, smell and taste - is brought to bear in the cultural and legal experience of performance-based societies. It then considers how and why members of performance cultures "perform", i.e. use and combine various sensory media in single messages, and describes how and why they use the same strategy in creating law and legal expression. It ...