Interested in learning more about juror bias? If so, pick up a copy of Professor John Tarrant's new book Disqualification for Bias. Although Prof. Tarrant's target audience is Australia and other Commonwealth countries, many of the issues he discusses, such as juror bias, have universal application and thus would be of interest to those in the United States. Below is a brief a description of the book and the table of contents.
This book examines the disqualification principle and the test that courts apply in different contexts. The application of the principle is examined in the context of judges, jurors, administrative decision-makers, inquiries, local government, sporting clubs, political decisions, international tribunals and military tribunals.
Disqualification for Bias also examines the remedies available where a person alleges that a decision-maker should be disqualified. Many practical issues are also examined including procedural issues.
A detailed examination of relevant case law and statutes from a number of jurisdictions including Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada is also included.