I saw that the folks at The Jury Room blogged today about a study from 2012 examining how age affects one’s likelihood to convict. Unsurprisingly, the authors found that a jury with an average age over 50 were more likely to convict. From what I can tell, the researchers ran stats on actual juries and their verdicts…which necessarily precludes the ability to control for the “strength” of the prosecution’s case. But it seems worth a closer look. I’m traveling for Christmas so hopefully I’ll have some time to review the article and follow up in a few days with a full commentary.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advance!