The Politics of Jury Trials in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

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Title: The Politics of Jury Trials in Nineteenth-Century Ireland
Authors: Howlin, Niamh
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Date: 2015
Online since: 2017-05-01T01:00:11Z
Abstract: This article considers aspects of lay participation in the Irish justice system, focusing on some political dimensions of the trial jury in the nineteenth century. It then identifies some broad themes common to systems of lay participation generally, and particularly nineteenth-century European systems. These include perceptions of legitimacy, State involvement and interference with jury trials, and issues around representativeness. The traditional lack of scholarship in the area of comparative criminal justice history has meant that many of the commonalities between different jury systems have been hitherto unexplored. It is hoped that this paper will contribute to a wider discussion of the various commonalities and differences in the development of lay participation in justice systems.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Journal: Comparative Legal History
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Start page: 272
End page: 292
Keywords: Legal historyLawJuryLaw and politics
DOI: 10.1080/2049677X.2015.1110978
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Law Research Collection

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