Practices, policies and procedures that influence juror satisfaction in Australia


Although jury trials account for only a small proportion of criminal matters, juries help to promote fairness within the criminal justice system  and are an integral part of the administration of justice. In 2005 the Criminology Research Council commissioned a study into juror satisfaction in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

The report highlights a range of issues regarding the jury system and processes. These include community perceptions, juror information and jury management during and after trials. It makes a number of recommendations for improving the practices, policies and procedures that affect juror satisfaction.

Report to the Criminology Research Council July 2007 (funded by CRC Grant CO1/06-07).