By John Gillespie
Even supposing the significant technique of monetary and social transformation presently underway in China and Vietnam is widely known, much less cognizance has been dedicated to the method of chinese language and Vietnamese felony switch. Asian Socialism and criminal switch brings jointly specialists to examine fresh advancements within the criminal sphere, representing the range and dynamism of this technique. This booklet is the 1st systematic research of felony switch in Asian transitional economies.
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The institutional epistemology employed by a jury is essentially conventionalist, in the sense that it holds simple consensus as the defining feature of institutional truth (see Reichenbach 1938). Insofar as a jury is concerned, a claim becomes ‘true’ simply by virtue of the fact that a certain portion of that jury accepts it as true. The reasoning behind the decision is largely irrelevant, as is the possibility that that truth might lie in direct contradiction of other truths found by that same jury (Abraham 2001).
This is clearly not the case. The different institutional epistemologies of laboratories and of juries have caused each to assume a distinct organisational structure and these structures give very different shapes to their respective decisionmaking patterns. In order to activate its democratic, conventionalist function, service on a jury is determined largely by lottery (Abramson 1994). At the same time, however, the conventionalist nature of a jury decision renders the process by which that decision is made inherently opaque—a jury does not articulate the reasoning that underlies its determination—which, in turn, gives rise to the possibility that some jury decisions could be founded on unfair or unjust biases (Harvard Law Review 1997).