juror misconduct

A juror’s violation of the court’s charge or the law, committed either during trial or in deliberations after trial, such as (1) communicating about the case with outsiders, witnesses, attorneys, bailiffs, or judges, (2) bringing into the jury room information relating to the case but not in evidence, and (3) conducting experiments regarding theories of the case outside the court’s presence. [Cases: Criminal Law 855; Federal Civil Procedure 1974; Trial 304–311. C.J.S. Criminal Law § 1365; Trial §§ 775–799, 803–808, 813–814.]