Skip to content

Ensuring justice through language

Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

When someone’s life is on the line at trial, it’s crucial that the jury members understand what, exactly, is expected of them. All too often, however, the opaque and complex language of the law can cloud that understanding, law student Alexander Jones discovered.

Jones shared his research at RISE:2017, making the case for written, comprehensible jury instructions.

Explains Jones:

Cookies on Northeastern sites

This website uses cookies and similar technologies to understand your use of our website and give you a better experience. By continuing to use the site or closing this banner without changing your cookie settings, you agree to our use of cookies and other technologies. To find out more about our use of cookies and how to change your settings, please go to our Privacy Statement.

Like what you see? Sign up for our daily newsletter to get the latest stories right in your inbox.