Exclusion of Extreme Jurors and Minority Representation: The Effect of Jury Selection Procedures

arXiv/econ.GN working paper 2102.07222, June 2022 (with Martin Van der Linden)
  • Abstract
    We compare two jury selection procedures meant to safeguard against the inclusion of biased jurors that are perceived as causing minorities to be under-represented. The Strike and Replace procedure presents potential jurors one-by-one to the parties, while the Struck procedure presents all potential jurors before the parties exercise vetoes. Struck more effectively excludes extreme jurors but leads to a worse representation of minorities. The advantage of Struck in terms of excluding extremes is sizable in a wide range of cases. In contrast, Strike and Replace better represents minorities only if the minority and majority are heavily polarized.
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  • CitationBibTeX
    Moro, Andrea, and Martin Van der Linden. "Exclusion of Extreme Jurors and Minority Representation: The Effect of Jury Selection Procedures," arXiv/econ.GN working paper 2102.07222, June 2022
    @article{moro-vanderlinden-juryselection-2022,
        title = "Exclusion of Extreme Jurors and Minority Representation: The Effect of Jury Selection Procedures",
        author = "Moro, Andrea and Martin {Van der Linden}",
        year = "2022",
        month = " June ",
        journal = "arXiv/econ.GN working paper",
        volume = "2102.07222",
        url = "http://andreamoro.net/assets/papers/juryselection.pdf"
    }