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    After the Norman Conquest in Britain‚ the concept of jury system were then imported‚ though in presence function were quite different compare to the early. The jury system is considered important in the English Legal system now‚ although only a small number of cases were used. It is absolute necessary role to ensuring the criminal justice system works for the advantage of the public rather than advantage of the unjust leader. In the trial process in England and Wales were involved. In the magistrates’

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    The jury trial is often considered to be one of the most controversial elements of the criminal justice system in UK and Wales. Although for many people trial by jury seems to be the fairest and the most unbiased way of establishing the person’s guilt or innocence‚ the practice shows that this method has many disadvantages and may cause serious concerns in the society. In this small research we shall try to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the jury trial and describe further perspectives

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    1. Why are juries important in the adversarial system? Juries are a panel of citizens selected randomly from the electoral role to determine the guilt or innocence of the accused‚ thus are a fundamental part of how the adversarial system functions. The right to a trial by jury is enshrined by the right to a fair trial. Juries enable a fair trial as they are members of the community who are making an impartial judgement based on what the two opposing sides presents to them‚ hence they are less prone

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  • Are Juries Fair?

    Are juries fair? Cheryl Thomas Ministry of Justice Research Series 1/10 February 2010 Are juries fair? Cheryl Thomas This information is also available on the Ministry of Justice website: www.justice.gov.uk/publications/research.htm Constitution and Access to Justice – Analytical Services supports effective policy development and delivery within the Ministry of Justice by providing high-quality social research‚ statistics and economic analysis to influence decision-making and

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  • They Jury System

    Introduction The jury system is a legal system for determining the facts at issue in a criminal law suit. In Jamaica the government and court system affects the jury system immensely. As said by former minister of justice and security‚ Mr. K. D. Knight‚ in a gleaner article published Wednesday February 21‚ 2011‚ there is no intention to abolish the jury system‚ with that said the jury system can only be reformed. In the issue of the gleaner published on 6 July‚ 2013 the Office of the Director of

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    History of the Jury System Juries have been used in the legal system for over 1000 years. Originally they were used for providing local knowledge and information and acted more as witnesses than decision – makers. By the middle of the 15th Century‚ juries had become independent assessors and assumed their modern role as deciders of fact. Independence of the Jury Bushell’s Case (1670) – jurors refused to convict Quaker activists of unlawful assembly. The trial judge would not accept the ‘not

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  • Jury Selection

    Jury Selection Christina Coyle Strayer University May 9‚ 2010 Every American that has registered to vote or has a drivers license can at any time be called to serve on a jury. There are mixed feelings about being called for duty. Some Americans see it as a nuisance that will disrupt their lives. Others see it as an opportunity to serve their country. Being called to serve‚ and actually serving is two different matters. A jury is ultimately selected by the judge‚ prosecutor and defending

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  • Jury Selection

    Persuasion in Jury Selection In jury trials‚ the lawyers begin each case with the process of selecting the jurors. In theory‚ these jurors are supposed to be representative of the larger community‚ much like a good‚ random sample in an experiment. The lawyers are allowed to question each juror‚ in an attempt to remove any individuals who might possess personal bias against either side. Once again‚ theoretically‚ this seems like a pragmatic approach for justice. However‚ it should be obvious‚

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  • The Role of the Jury

    The Role of the Jury Service In the 12th century Henry II took a major step to developing the jury system by setting up a system to resolve land disputes using juries. Twelve unpaid men were given the responsibility of uncovering the facts of a certain case on their own‚ rather than by listening to arguments from both the prosecution and defence. The church banned participation of the clergy in trial by ordeal in 1215 and in the same year‚ trial by jury became a reasonably definite right in one

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  • Juries are Outdated

    Juries have been regarded as the cornerstone of our criminal justice system in Australia since 1824 when juries were first introduced‚ however many argue they are an outdated form of determining the outcome of trials. Some of the reasons why juries are outdated are that jurors don’t realise how long some trials go for and there are too many complex documents to consider in coming up with a verdict of some trials. Another reason is the people that serve on juries are the least qualified people. Juries

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