ERIC Number: ED156574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
Multiple Lists for Juror Selection: A Case Study for San Diego Superior Court.
Munsterman, G. T.; And Others
Since registered voters have not been found to be an inclusive enough pool of possible jurors in some cities, this report attempts to make specific recommendations to the Superior Court of San Diego County for broadening the juror pool. Aspects of the theory and background of list matching are brought together to support and illustrate the recommendations made. Various possible lists such as telephone lists and driver lists that might be used in conjunction with registered voter lists are mentioned with their individual merits and demerits. For San Diego, the report recommends adding only the driver list. The problem of duplicate recognition is discussed and criteria are given for identifying duplicate records from voter and driver lists, random sampling from lists, and the combining of three or more lists. After combining and editing lists some duplicate and nonresident names often remain. The last two sections of the report cover balancing the level of duplicates remaining on the list with the probability of reflecting nonduplicate names, and the use of qualification questionnaires to remove nonresidents from the list. The report concludes with related readings and five appendices which give demographic information and further methodology specifics. (BC)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Census Figures, Courts, Demography, Personnel, Selection, Statistical Data, Voter Registration
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($2.30, paper cover)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Law Inst.
Identifiers - Location: California (San Diego)