A jury is seated. They are instructed not to discuss the case until all the evidence has been presented. They are instructed not to do any outside research on the case, the parties, the attorneys, the issues in dispute.
Do jurors follow these instructions? If not, would they admit it? How many have violated the court’s directives? And why?
Using a unique methodological approach, Vinson sought to answer these questions. The surprising results reveal how often, and under what circumstances, jurors are likely to follow or ignore the admonitions they are given.
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