One of leading figures in the quantitative study of law and society, Hans Zeisel was a data analyst and a committed scholar who employed statistical evidence to demonstrate various positions on law-related issues. He was noted for systematic research on the jury system, capital punishment, court delay, and the House Un-American Activities Committee (a committee investigating Communist activity and anti-American propaganda).

Born in 1905 in the city of Kadañ, Bohemia (Czech Republic), Zeisel was taken as an infant to Vienna, Austria. He studied law and political science at the University of ...

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