Judging A Book: Conrad Reviews 'The Jury Crisis'

Law360 (April 15, 2019, 4:22 PM EDT) -- This article is part of an Expert Analysis series of book reviews from judges.

Judge Robert Conrad Every call to arms to save the “vanishing jury trial” is important. For it is an institution worthy, and in dire need, of saving. Drury R. Sherrod’s "The Jury Crisis: What’s Wrong With Jury Trials and How We Can Save Them," is a recent and fascinating canary-in-the-coal-mine warning of the erosion of the jury trial in America.

Sherrod, a jury consultant and social psychologist, critiques the jury trial and explains from the perspective of a jury consultant what works and doesn’t work with juries. He...

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