We are not the best and the brightest of the industrialized nations, and we are paying the price for it in our jury system
Valley Springs, CA (PRWEB) July 27, 2012
In Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Atticus Finch said of the court system , “I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system – that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up.” In his new book, “Fixing the Engine of Justice: Diagnosis and Repair of Our Jury System” (published by iUniverse), author and trial consultant David Tunno presents the symptoms of a defective jury system and offers comprehensive, intelligent and thought-provoking solutions.
Tunno, a trial consultant for more than 20 years, has studied and researched key trials and gleaned stories from his personal experiences to show a system beset with representation issues, incompetence, bias, misconduct and lack of support and public perception based on misconceptions. He analyzes the flaws in the jury selection process, its lack of effectiveness and the ways in which it contributes to the delivery of justice.
Often humorous and irreverent, “Fixing the Engine of Justice” offers a diagnosis of the problems and a list of needed repairs to the American legal system. With the prime focus on juries, Tunno also takes aim at judges, attorneys and other issues relevant to the health of the system.
“We are not the best and the brightest of the industrialized nations, and we are paying the price for it in our jury system,” believes Tunno.
About the Author
David Tunno earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Portland. He has been a trial consultant since 1989, forming Tunno and Associates in 1993. A frequent media commentator in connection with high-profile trials, he has also authored a witness training manual. Tunno lives in California’s mother lode country with his wife Donna.
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