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A Comparative Study of Jury Selection Systems: An Empirical Analysis of First-Class Versus Certified Mail for Service of Summons and Simultaneous Versus Separate Delivery of Summons and Qualification Questionnaire

John E. Shapard
January 1, 1981
In Print: Available for Distribution

An analysis of the benefits that might derive from district courts- altering their juror selection procedures. Two procedures are examined: (1) using regular first-class mail rather than certified mail for delivery of juror summonses and (2) delivering the juror qualification questionnaire and summons together rather than at separate times. Given that the conclusions of the study were mixed, the report recommends that the Jury Selection Act be amended to permit either or both procedures at the option of the individual district.