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    Elements Of Scots Law

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    the Name of Great Britain’. Scots law is a legal system which includes elements of civil law and common law. Scots law is based on several sources of law: the legislation or statute law, a written enactment of legal rules passed by the Parliament; the common law: judicial precedent, institutional writings and custom. Legislation is the primary source of Scots law and it is decided and approved by the parliamentary will. There are three sources of legislation binding in Scots law: - European legislation - UK legislation - Scottish legislation The law-making power of the…

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    here are two recognised standards of proof in Scots law. The first is beyond reasonable doubt, which is usually in criminal cases. The second is on the balance of probabilities which arises mostly in the civil context. This would suggest that the law on the standard of proof is straightforward. However ambiguity arises in the argument that there is or that there should be a third standard. Another important complication to this area of the law arises when considering civil circumstances that may…

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    The Scotland Act 1998 was responsible for the devolution of significant areas of civil law such as family law, planning law and bankruptcy law to Holyrood. The administrative workings of the Scottish legal systems are far removed from that from the rest of the UK. This includes the structures of the courts, court procedures and the funding of legal aid. (Scottish Parliament Information Centre, 2014). In Scotland, there are 3 main types of civil courts, namely, the Sheriff Courts, Court of…

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    Twelve Angry Men is a film about a jury of twelve men who are assessing a murder trial. The trial’s outcome would determine if an 18 year would be sentenced to death. The men went into the jury room with an assumption that the defendant was guilty. They did an open vote where everyone raised their hands to determine who felt he was guilty or not guilty. Every juror, but one, raised their hands for guilty, some of the jurors slowly raised their hands after seeing the rest of the room raise their…

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    Poor Roll. The Poor Roll was a list of people who could not afford legal service but had probable cause of action to pursue or defend a legal matter (Thomson 1950). Legal services were distributed to the people on this list either by attorneys volunteering to give their service or by assignments of attorneys to Poor Roll cases (Thomson 1950). Although not every indigent person received legal aid, most thought the Poor Roll system was sufficient until the twentieth century. However, in 1949, the…

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    What’s The Author's Purpose? A jury of a dozen men all come together to come to a conclusion of guilty or not guilty, but someone is always not on the same page as the others what do you do? Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose is an example of what happens in a jury. I think Rose’s purpose of writing this is to entertain us, the readers and I also believe he was once in the jury himself and he wanted to show his experience. In Rose 1 they voted eleven to one NO.8 voted not guilty and the others…

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    Disagreements tend to happen often, which most likely causes arguments, threats, and other unpleasant actions. When a person does not agree with you, you automatically want to convince them otherwise. In the play ‘’12 angry men’’ all 12 men that are on jury have to come to an agreement of guilty or not guilty for a case of a nineteen year old male who is begin charge of murder. As soon as the play began one of the twelve men had already accused the boy as guilty without any discussion or…

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    The film, “12 Angry Men”, is about a group of twelve jurors who have to discuss and thoroughly analyze a case. These jurors have to decide whether the eighteen-year-old Hispanic boy is guilty or not. However, there isn’t much evidence, besides two eye-witnesses and a knife. So, the group of jurors have to come up with their own reasons as to why they believe the boy is guilty or not. There is a lot of group hate within this group. Eleven out of the twelve jurors initially vote guilty, and there…

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    Every member in a group takes on a specific role, whether it be positive or negative, that provides a special function in the group dynamic. In 1948, Benne and Sheats, in their acclaimed essay, listed various group roles that may occur during group communication and sorted them into three categories; group task roles, group maintenance roles, and self-centered roles. These roles each have a different motive that help to either lead or derail the group from their common goal. In the classic movie…

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    According to the B A 321 textbook, facilitation is the set of activities carried out before, during, and after meetings to help a group achieve its own outcomes. A facilitator is someone who performs these activities, helping the team by monitoring and improving its internal process. Twelve Angry Men, a movie about an open-and-shut murder trial in which one juror stands alone in his beliefs, made use of facilitation. When the twelve jurors were sent to deliberate a unanimous verdict, the case…

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