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Jury
Who would have thought that a group of people could be such an essential part to our jury system? As I was watching the video, I realized that I did not know a lot of the things that typically takes place during a trial. Because I took a class in criminal justice and had visited a courthouse, I thought I had a good comprehension of what all happens when being a Juror. One thing that caught my attention was the different types of trials that people had in previous years. I wasn’t expecting religion to be an important piece in determining how person should show its innocence. For example, Trial by combat or in other words, wager of battle was a method that used to solve disagreements’ amongst individuals. The way this type of trial played out was that the individuals would get into a fight and would rely on God’s will to make the right (correct) person win the fight. Who ever won the fight would end up being right, but then the person who lost the fight would be known to be against the will of God. I was surprised how people went through the process instead of questioning their testing methods. Another example was the Trial by Ordeal; this trial was used to purposefully handle criminal cases. In the video it stated that the people would have to do outrages things in order to convince the jury that they were innocent. Some of these outrages acts were walking on fire, being thrown into the water, and while hoping not to get any scratches or marks because if they did then that meant that you were guilty. When I heard these types of cases I was instantly grateful goring up this century.

I did not expect for the video to go into a detail description of what all comes with being part of a jury. I learned that the process is a lot lengthier than what I originally assumed. In the video the author stated that the defense team and the prosecution team both had a chance to ask questions to the group of people who were asked to be part of the jury. I always assumed...
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