Associate Professor, Monash University
Jacqui Horan is a jury researcher. She holds the position of Associate Professor of Criminal Law and is a member of the Victorian Bar (academic).
Jacqueline's interest in the art of courtroom persuasion underpins her jury research. Her book 'Juries in the 21st Century' (2012) explores the impact of technology on the jury system and, in particular, on the way barristers, judges and witnesses communicate with the jury. Her latest Australian Research Council Linkage projects involved interviewing 111 Australian jurors and exploring their perceptions of the expert evidence presented to them. The preliminary results of these projects are published in Freckelton, Goodman-Delahunty, Horan and McKimmie, ‘Expert Evidence and Criminal Jury Trials’ (2016, OUP (UK)).
There has been some debate over the recent conviction of George Pell, whose first trial ended with a hung jury, and the second a unanimous guilty verdict. People are questioning our justice system, the potential bias of...