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Reviews in Review
By Ellen S. Podgor
Reviews in Review columns.
Death PenaltySusan D. Rozelle, The Principled Executioner: Capital Juries Bias and
the Benefits of True Bifurcation, 38 Arizona Law Journal 769 (2006):
Death penalty cases are different from other cases handled by criminal
defense practitioners. In this article, Professor Susan Rozelle focuses
on one important difference — the way prospective jurors are questioned.
This article provides an incredible overview of many of the studies
pertaining to the jury selection process and specifically addresses data
from the Capital Jury Project. Professor Rozelle advocates for reform
of the process of picking jurors in capital cases. She states that “the
unitary jury requirement should be abandoned in favor of true
DNAFrederika A. Kaestle, Ricky A. Kittles, Andrea L. Roth, & Edward J.
Ungvarsky, Database Limitations on the Evidentiary Value of Forensic
Mitochondrial DNA Evidence, 43 American Criminal Law Review 53 (2006):
With the increased use of mitochondrial
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