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U.S. research shows race, age of jurors affects verdicts but Canada lacks data

Mar 26 2021 — Hina Alam and Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press — The race and age of jurors has a noticeable effect on trial verdicts, American studies indicate, but Canada has no data allowing similar research here. Experts in Canada said it's imperative to gather such demographic information to better understand systemic biases in the criminal justice system. One 2012 study in Florida found all-white juries convicted […]

U.S. research shows race, age of jurors affects verdicts but Canada lacks data

Mar 26 2021 — Hina Alam and Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press — The race and age of jurors has a noticeable effect on trial verdicts, American studies indicate, but Canada has no data allowing similar research here. Experts in Canada said it's imperative to gather such demographic information to better understand systemic biases in the criminal justice system. One 2012 study in Florida found all-white juries convicted […]