APA proudly congratulates editor Margaret Bull Kovera, and all the chapter authors who contributed to The Psychology of Juries, which was recently named the winner of the APA Division 41 American Psychology-Law Society Book Award this past month. The award was announced at Division 41’s Annual Meeting in March.
This volume summarizes what is known about the psychology of juries and makes a strong call to arms for more research. Esteemed jury scholars identify important, yet understudied, topics at the intersection of psychology and law, review what research is currently available on the topics, and then suggest new research questions that would advance the field. Furthermore, the authors evaluate the relative importance of research methods that emphasize generalizability versus tight experimental control. Collectively, the chapters present a comprehensive survey of the literature on jury behavior and decision making and offer a robust agenda to keep researchers busy in years to come.
Congratulations to all involved!