The empirical estimation of the cost-minimizing jury size and voting rule in civil trials

Kerry A. King, Todd M. Nesbit

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Abstract

Since the early 1970s, the literature examining the court system has placed much emphasis on the importance of the jury size and voting rule when analyzing the jury decision-making process. In addition, researchers have also used deductive reasoning to theoretically determine the cost-minimizing jury size and voting rule with regards to Type I and Type II errors. In this paper, we take this analysis one step further by empirically estimating the cost-minimizing jury size and voting rule in civil jury trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-472
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Volume71
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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