Racial bias and the English Criminal Trial Jury

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Abstract

In the 2001 census, nine per cent of the population of England and Wales were not classified as white. Racial tensions undeniably exist and it is probable that amongst the individuals randomly selected from the electoral roll to serve as jurors there will be some with race-related prejudices. By this we mean the inclination to prejudge others using pejorative stereotypes based on perceptions of “race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin”.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)678-710
Number of pages33
JournalThe Cambridge Law Journal
Volume64
Issue number03
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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