Trial by Race

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1994, Vol 39(2), 218–219. Reviews the book, Race and the Jury: Racial Disenfranchisement and the Search for Justice by Hiroshi Fukurai, Edgar W. Butler, and Richard Krooth (1993). In an extremely timely discourse, Fukurai, Butler, and Krooth present a sociological structural approach discussing the plethora of issues surrounding racial discrimination in the jury system. The authors take a comprehensive look at the structural roots of the problem from how juror lists are compiled to jury selection and decision making. Legal scholars and laypersons interested in these issues will find this a valuable resource and reference manual. This book will generate thoughtful interdisciplinary discussion I hope that the other books in this series live up to the high standards, with regard to thoroughness and scholarly, comprehensive handling of a vast array of issues, set by this volume. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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