Striking Differences

Number 22126
Subject Courts
Source Dallas Morning News
State TX
Year 2005
Publication Date Aug. 21-23, 2005
Summary This team of reporters spent two years gathering and analyzing jury data from felony court trials to see if racial discrimination still played a key role in jury selection. The investigation found that prosecutors tend to reject African-American jurors, while defense attorneys tended to retain them. Consequently, the number of African-Americans serving on juries in Dallas more or less mirrored the breakdown of the population.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 52
Keywords juries;jurors;courts;law;jury selection;racial discrimination;racism;racial profiling;murder trials;felony conviction;criminal courts
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