By D. Graham Burnett
While Princeton historian D. Graham Burnett spoke back his jury accountability summons, he anticipated to spend a number of days catching up on his analyzing within the courtroom ready room. as a substitute, he unearths himself thrust right into a high-pressure function because the jury foreman in a long island trial. There he comes head to head with a gorgeous act of violence, a maze of conflicting facts, and a parade of unusual witnesses. however it is later, in the back of the closed door of the jury room, that he encounters the essence of the jury event — he and 11 voters from extensively assorted backgrounds needs to hammer consensus out of bewilderment and powerful war of words. by the point he fingers over the jury’s verdict, Burnett has passed through actual transformation, not only in his perspective towards the criminal procedure, yet in his figuring out of himself and his peers.
Offering a compelling court drama and an intimate and occasionally funny portrait of a fractious jury, a tribulation by way of Jury is usually a finely nuanced exam of legislations and justice, own accountability and civic responsibility, and the dynamics of strength and authority among twelve equivalent humans.
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A Trial by Jury by D. Graham Burnett