A Norms Approach to Jury "Nullification"
The paper synthesizes economic and sociological approaches to norms to explain the circumstance under which juries are most likely to substitute their own rules and criteria for that of the law when deciding a case. It concludes that this type of “nullification” is most likely to occur when substantive societal value norms embedded in scripts are contrary to legal rules.
Comparative and Foreign Law | Law and Society
Date of this Version
Joseph Sanders, "A Norms Approach to Jury "Nullification"" (March 23, 2006). bepress Legal Series. bepress Legal Series.Working Paper 1184.