By Brian H. Bornstein, Richard L. Wiener, Robert Schopp, Steven L. Willborn
From Merck to McDonald’s to Firestone, high-profile tort instances encourage high-powered tort reform debate. at the same time they gasoline public perceptions of spurious claims and outlandish awards, whereas fostering specialist perceptions of an unwieldy criminal process. The members to Civil Juries and Civil Justice deliver order, in addition to a much-needed fact payment, to the location. This insightful, multidisciplinary quantity presents in-depth case facts, empirical findings, and unique study, synthesizing a variety of likely irreconcilable felony and mental viewpoints. major students reflect on the roots of juryphobia, the expansion trajectories of wear and tear awards, substitute technique of acquiring civil justice, and the position of the social sciences in formulating felony coverage whereas addressing those key questions of the tort reform controversy:
- What will be realized through learning jury decision-making?
- What is the connection among compensatory and punitive damages?
- Are judges extra able than juries in awarding damages?
- Where do non-litigation tools akin to apologies and mediation healthy in?
- Can physicians support increase the malpractice system?
- Have reform efforts performed extra damage than good?
Civil Juries and Civil Justice will allure readers throughout a variety of disciplines: forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, legal professionals, sociologists, criminologists, political scientists, and coverage makers. due to its research/practice orientation, professors and scholars in those fields will locate it a useful textual content for path adoption.