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dc.contributor.advisorBacik, Ivana
dc.contributor.authorCoen, Mark
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-28T17:20:59Z
dc.date.available2016-11-28T17:20:59Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationMark Coen, 'Presumed competent? : an analysis of the Irish criminal jury', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Law, 2012, pp 368
dc.identifier.otherTHESIS 9974
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/77918
dc.description.abstractThis thesis provides a comprehensive overview of the Irish criminal jury in its legal and social context. It investigates whether the judiciary effectively applies a presumption of competence to the jury. It argues that such a presumption is applied by judges in Ireland and in England and Wales and demonstrates this by analysing case-law from both jurisdictions. While something akin to the presumption has been referred to by a small number of commentators, this is the first study which attempts to establish its existence by identifying and analysing it systematically. The thesis employs a number of different research methodologies. Its primary method is that of doctrinal legal analysis. The reasoning in judgments concerned with particular aspects of jury trial is analysed and critiqued. Reported judgments provide the best material with which to determine the existence, application and effect of the presumption of competence at a judicial level. The research entailed searching for traces of the application of the presumption in the absence of explicit references to it by judges.
dc.format1 volume
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTrinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Law
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://stella.catalogue.tcd.ie/iii/encore/record/C__Rb15344856
dc.subjectLaw, Ph.D.
dc.subjectPh.D. Trinity College Dublin
dc.titlePresumed competent? : an analysis of the Irish criminal jury
dc.typethesis
dc.type.supercollectionthesis_dissertations
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publications
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.format.extentpaginationpp 368
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