God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial by Brian BornsteinGod in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial by Brian Bornstein

God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at Trial

byBrian Bornstein, Monica Miller

Hardcover | August 20, 2009

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While the concept of "God in the courtroom" evokes a few grand images, there are numerous, often subtle, ways in which religion and law intersect. For example, religious beliefs might influence the decisions of legal decision makers, such as judges and jurors. Attorneys might rely on religion,both in the way they approach their professional practice generally and in specific trial tactics (e.g., using a scriptural rationale in arguing for a particular trial outcome). This book reviews legal developments and behavioral science research concerning the effects of religion on legal practice,decision-making processes of various legal actors, and trial outcomes. Chapters address jury selection and bias, attorneys' use of religion in legal movements, judges' religious beliefs and its role in their appointment, and the treatment of religious figures or institutions as litigants in court. By drawing from various research sources, the authors effectivelyexplore the range of ways in which religion affects the actions of all of the major participants at trial: jurors, judges, attorneys, and litigants.

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Brian H. Bornstein, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Law-Psychology, Social-Personality, and Cognitive Programs at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Monica K. Miller, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department and Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Social Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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Title:God in the Courtroom: Religion's Role at TrialFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 6.1 × 9.29 × 0.98 inPublished:August 20, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195328671

ISBN - 13:9780195328677

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart I. Religion and the Jury2. Religion and the Jury's Composition3. The Relationship between Jurors' Religious Affiliation and Legal Attitudes4. The Relationship between Jurors' Religious Characteristics and Their Legal Attitudes and Decisions5. Religion in Jury DeliberationsPart II. Religion and Judges, Attorneys, and Litigants6. Judges' Religion7. Attorneys' Religion8. Attorneys' Use of Biblical Appeals9. Religious Figures and Institutions as Litigants10. Conclusion