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Canadian Jury Research: The Contributions of Anthony N. Doob

NCJ Number
Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice Volume: 55 Issue: 4 Dated: October 2013 Pages: 533-548
Valerie P. Hans
Date Published
October 2013
16 pages
This paper examines how Anthony N. Doob's research studies have impacted jury reform in Canada.
In the 1970s, when the Law Reform Commission of Canada undertook a comprehensive project on the Canadian jury, there was a dearth of empirical research on the topic. Anthony N. Doob's research studies on juror decisionmaking, among the first to be conducted on questions of relevance to the Canadian jury, were innovative, legally astute, and valuable sources of information. They have served as important models for subsequent jury research in Canada. (Published Abstract)