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    Jury Selection jury is made up of (typically but not always) 12 jurors, also there are some on standby. Potential jurors are ordered to the court, and have already gone through the first part of pooling. The jurors also will fill out a test which was made in advance, and has questions submitted by both sides of the case. They use this test, in order to gauge how a juror will feel and vote. Both of the sides in a case can excuse any juror (with reason), also each has a number of peremptory challenges which can be used to pick out a jurors without giving a reason. Opening Statements, now that there is a jury. It is now time to make opening Statements, this is the first view of the case. Opening statements are made by, both the prosecution and…

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    Jury Inferences

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    admitting to the situation or denying it. In the courtroom the jurors are the ones seeking this response, consequently, the jurors are human. The inferences they may draw from the defendant’s refusal to testify could lead them to believe right away they are guilty of something. The defense counsel may give instructions to the jury stating the defendant’s silence should not be considered an inference of guilt. This instruction is required to be heeded by the jury, conversely, it may fall upon…

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    Jury Nullification

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    There are many controversial issues in the United States criminal justice system. In recent years, the contentious issue of ethnic discrimination has been in the forefront of several trials. There are some individuals who believe that jury nullification should be used by minorities on juries to acquit defendants of color. Jury nullification is defined as a process where a jury acquits a defendant, even though the members of the jury believe the defendant is guilty of the charges. The concept is…

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    Jury Narrative

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    The officers pull me out of my cell to later face me too Greta and a car. I got in, and was driven to the court room. The room was huge, it was probably the biggest room I've been in, there was a pretty big jury too. Its weird too know that I once did jury duty, and now I'm the one being judged. I was then sent too my assigned table, the defendants. The judge was a very tall male man he looked to be somewhere between 62 and 65 is what I think. Once I sit down, the bailiff bellows “All rise,…

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    Essay On Jury System

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    Jury Systems in Three Different Countries The world is a large place and it has many countries. For each country to survive, there must be laws and sometimes the law calls for a trial by a jury system. However, not all countries use the jury system but a few do and this paper will show how the jury system works in the United States, Greece, and Japan. The jury systems of these countries are similar in some aspects and different in others as far as the people involved and what their job is. …

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    Juries Pros And Cons

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    States a courtroom is divided up into two main parts, the Judge and Jury. It is one of the better systems because it provides a relatively unbiased system that uses a group of people to judge a peer. It, however is not without flaws. There is a possibility of the jury becoming biased due to the media coverage of a case. There are multiple ways around this such as replacing the juries in favor of a panel of judges. Next would be using a set of professional juries instead of the common people.…

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    Bias In A Jury Essay

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    Bias in a Jury Juries are made up twelve randomly selected individuals. These people have to be U.S. citizens and have other qualifications to serve on a jury. Jurors are responsible for convicting someone of a crime. Most cases only take up to two or three days. Jurors have conversations discussing whether or not they should accuse the person guilty or non-guilty. Based on what the jurors come to as a whole of twelve, the decision could be proposed as an verdict. A jury is never impartial…

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    Essay On Jury Trial

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    To answer the debate on whether to not use a jury in criminal case I turned to the internet to research the topic closer. Instinctually, I think that it would be a good idea to move to a judge trial. In my research, I have definitely made up my mind that this is the best way to go to solve a number of issues that currently are occurring in our judicial system. In the internet article on www.businessinsider.com (America should get rid of the jury trial) was very informative to me in reaching…

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    Jury Room Summary

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    The pitfall of the stereotyping in the jury rooms is that creates an injustice to the defendant and that corrupts understanding and therefore, blocks the logical reasoning in the decision making process of reaching a fair verdict. Juror number eight, in the movie, displays many of the characteristics of a critical thinking compared with other jurors. He “strive for understanding, keeps the curiosity alive, remain patient and ready to invest time to overcome confusion” (Ruggiero, 2012, p.21). He…

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    Mock Jury Process

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    Prior to the mock jury activity in class, I did not know or understand much about the judicial or trial process. In this paper, I will just summarize the trial, my thoughts on the jury process and if I think justice is achieved through these systems. I have been in a court situation before where I have needed to testify, so I understand a bit more about the trial system than someone who hasn’t experienced it. The mock trial was a very engaging and helpful activity where I was able to more fully…

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