jury tampering
The crime of attempting to influence a jury through any means other than presenting evidence and argument in court, such as conversations about the case outside the court, offering bribes, making threats, or asking acquaintances to exert their influence on a juror.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

jury tampering
n.
   the crime of attempting to influence a jury through any means other than presenting evidence and argument in court, including conversations about the case outside the court, offering bribes, making threats or asking acquaintances to intercede with a juror.
   See also: jury, subornation of perjury

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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