A Comprehensive Study of Jury Selection Methods in the Western Michigan U.S. District Court
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The reasoninq behind requesting this study was to investigate the particular juror selection methods used in the Western District of Michigan, determine its shortcomings, and where possible, make suggestions as to the improvement, or if feasible, solution of problems. Among the most notable of the difficulties in the Western District are those problems associated with the exclusive use of voter registration lists as the sole source of names for potential jurors. As with any list of names the court might have chosen, there is the inherent problem of reaching those or groups persons not found on the list. Some people just do not bother to vote, and as a result, will never be called for jury duty. Disreqardinq the possibility that these policies eliminate certain categories of persons with common characteristics, the court is hurt by the loss of raw numbers alone.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.