This article will report on some of the higher profile cases concerning jury misconduct, as well as some practitioner accounts of such situations. We will summarize Illinois' position on investigations into jury misconduct, then examine common examples of such misconduct. Finally, we will suggest possible reformative measures that could be taken to prevent, or better handle, jury misconduct.
Northern Illinois University Law Review
Caldwell, Laura A. and Wilkins, Kimberly A.
"The Jailed Juror and Other Tales of Juror Misconduct: Is Reform Required in Illinois?,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 21:
2, Article 5.
Laura A. Caldwell and Kimberly A. Wilkins, The Jailed Juror and Other Tales of Juror Misconduct: Is Reform Required in Illinois?, 21 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 379 (2001).