What is the latest research about jury size?
Half a century ago, the U.S. Supreme Court changed a fundamental structural component of jury trials: the number of jurors required to comprise the petit jury. In the decades since, researchers have used a variety of new analytical methods to predict potential jury size influences. They remain difficult to measure. A new NCSC report, Time to Reflect, examines jury size considerations in light of these efforts, coupled with considerations that have grown out of the COVID pandemic.