Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Keywords

criminal law, trials, juries

Abstract

Every now and again, we get a look, usually no more than a glimpse, at how the justice system really works. What we see—before the sanitizing curtain is drawn abruptly down—is a process full of human fallibility and error, sometimes noble, more often unfair, rarely evil but frequently unequal.

The central question, vital to our adjudicative model, is: How well can we expect a jury to determine credibility through the ordinary adversary processes of live testimony and vigorous impeachment? The answer, from all I have been able to see is: not very well.

Journal

44 Seton Hall Law Review 505 (2014).

Disciplines

Criminal Procedure

Recommended Citation

44 Seton Hall Law Review 505 (2014).

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