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Australian Jurors' Perspectives on Expert Evidence [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0990833]

Researchers Dr JM Horan; A/Prof J Goodman-Delahunty; Prof M Israel; Prof I Freckelton

Brief description This inter-state, industry and research collaborative project will shed light on how courts, lawyers and experts can best work together to assist juries in their decision-making task. With the cost of a criminal jury trial running well in excess of $20,000 per day, policy-makers are keen to find ways of improving the efficiency of criminal trials. Improving the performance of the jury system will benefit the Australian community by enhancing the quality and reducing the cost of the criminal justice system. By intimately involving the judges and forensic scientists in this project we maximise the potential for the results of our research to be adopted by those in a position to improve the jury system.

Funding Amount $142,000

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