Terrorist trials pose special problems for juries. These difficulties arise mainly from the nature of terrorist charges, the type of evidence relied upon in such trials and the plethora of publicity surrounding them. Juries in terrorism trials are potentially exposed to increased levels of bias,intimidation, boredom, frustration and confusion. In some countries, to resolve these problems, the right of the defendant to trial by jury has been abrogated or removed. Other countries have modified trial procedures to address the problems. In this chapter, we identify the most common problems facing juries in terrorism trials.
|Title of host publication||Juries, science and popular culture in the age of terror|
|Subtitle of host publication||The case of the Sydney bomber|
|Editors||David Tait, Jane Goodman-Delahunty|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|