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We, the Jury

The Jury System and the Ideal of Democracy, With a New Preface

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PAPERBACK

$36.50 • £29.95 • €33.00

ISBN 9780674004306

Publication Date: 11/15/2000

Short

350 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

World

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In a new preface to this foundational book on the American jury, Jeffrey Abramson responds to his critics, defends his views on the jury as an embodiment of deliberative democracy in action, and reflects on recent jury trials and reforms.

Praise for the previous edition:

“Power to the persuasive! That’s the message of Jeffrey Abramson’s incisive, thoroughly researched, demanding book about the role of the jury in American democracy…At a rare moment when the media have whetted the public appetite for commentary about the jury, of all things, a fresh, substantial [book] has come along.”—Washington Post Book World

“Anyone tempted to ridicule juries…should read Jeffrey Abramson’s profound and eloquent defense of the American jury system…Mr. Abramson has faith in juries because they are a form of democratic justice. He describes in fascinating detail how democracy in America has developed over the years in tandem with the jury system.”—The Economist

Awards & Accolades

  • Finalist, 1995 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Current Interest Category
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