[Cotton] cites the relevant scientific research on juror decision making, and then takes a more open-ended approach to study how jurors reached a guilty verdict in this case. This ultimately provides valuable insight into how jurors are likely to make judgments about human behavior based on their own experience, rather than relying on expert testimony that challenges commonly held assumptions about rational action. Recommended. (CHOICE, May 2009
About the Author
Allison M. Cotton is assistant professor of criminal justice and criminology at the Metropolitan State College of Denver.