Jury Symposium Outcomes & Plans 2010

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Bullet points from the group discussions at the end of the symposium

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  • 1. Jury Symposium 2010 <br />Themes & Outcomes<br />
    • Normative question: what are juries for?
    • 2. Public education about juries
    • 3. Support for juries
    • 4. Need for recognition of jurisdictional differences
    • 5. Value of methodological differences
    • 6. Mock v real
    • 7. Maximising effectiveness of each method
    • 8. Ecological validity
    • 9. Value of cross-disciplinary research
    • 10. Measures of jury performance
    • 11. Accepted legal practice/tradition should not constrain research questions/approaches
    Research for the future –<br />JURY RESEARCH NETWORK (JRN)<br />
    • Network/Centre/Institution for:
    • 12. Mailing list
    • 13. Advertising related events
    • 14. Finding expertise
    • 15. Applying for funding
    • 16. Inviting speakers
    • 17. Interaction with practitioners/bench
    • 18. Annual events
    • 19. Examination of fundamental normative question: “What are juries for (now, here)?”
    • 20. Comparative/cross-jurisdictional law
    • 21. Scotland
    • 22. England/Wales/NI
    • 23. Ireland
    • 24. Italy
    • 25. South Africa
    • 26. Japan
    • 27. Australia/NZ
    • 28. Methodological support
    • 29. Legal Empirical Research Support Network
    • 30. More research on Comprehension
    • 31. Decision-making
    • 32. Evaluation of evidence
    • 33. Application of law
    • 34. Deliberations
    • 35. Accountability
    • 36. Expert evidence