"Jury" Essays and Research Papers

1 - 10 of 500


 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...

Premium Law, Trial, Court 668  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Jury Nullification

Jury Nullification occurs when a jury returns a verdict against the proof of guilt because the jurors believe the law to be unjust or unjustly applied. As a result, the defendant is declared innocent, or is given a lesser penalty, even though without an act of jury nullification they would have been found guilty. This is a source of much debate in today’s society. Some maintain that it is an important safeguard or last resort against wrongful punishment and imprisonment; while others often view...

Premium Law, Judge, Common law 821  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document


 Jury nullification July 28th 2013 CJA/344 Johnny Cotton Jury Nullification Page one Jury Nullification Ethnicity plays a big role in courtroom proceedings as well as judicial practices from all parts of the criminal justice system. It is anywhere from the initial intake of a person to the time the person is sentenced. Everyone involved in the proceeding has to perform certain duties to their highest ability and they have to be fair to everyone that is involved...

Premium Race, Black people, White American 1161  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

Jury Nullification Paper

 Jury Nullification Paper Following the American Psychological Association’s Guide Kristina Wilson University of Phoenix CJA/ 344 The act of jury nullification occurs when a jury comes back with a verdict of not guilty despite the belief that the defendant is guilty of what he or she is charged with. This generally takes place when a jury finds a law is not morally right or that it does not associate with the defendant. “Jurors decide to disregard judicial instructions and arrive...

Premium Law, Justice, Morality 1087  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Race-Based Jury Nullification

Race-Based Jury Nullification Abstract Internet research clearly showed a long history for jury nullification in the US. An explanation of jury nullification, and in particular race based jury nullification, is that it is a method whereby juries nullify unfair laws by declaring guilty defendants not guilty. Race based nullification is where a jury acquits and individual based on their race. This is commonly found in homogenous juries where there is little jury diversity. Past cases such as runaway...

Premium Not proven, Law, Race 1212  Words | 4  Pages

Open Document

Jury and Cambridge International Examinations

charged with dangerous driving. The jury is about to be empanelled. Juror A has a conviction for dangerous driving 12 years ago when he was sentenced to a fine, Juror B has a conviction for burglary 8 years ago when he received a community punishment order, Juror C is currently undergoing treatment under a drug treatment and testing order. (a) Consider the position of Juror A, Juror B and Juror C and decide whether the judge should allow each of them to sit on the jury for Toad’s trial. [20] (b) During...

Premium Not proven, Judge, Jury 1033  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

Jury Trial Analysis

Jury Trial Analysis When an individual is charged with a crime, he or she becomes a criminal defendant. The United States Constitution provides these criminal defendants a number of rights that limit the fashion in which the government can investigate, prosecute, and penalize criminal behavior. These include, but are not limited to, the right to a speedy trial, the right to an impartial judge, and the right to an impartial jury. Criminal defendants have the right to a public trial. This...

Premium Rights of the accused, Law, Criminal law 1128  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

The Dispute of a Jury

“The Dispute of a Jury” All jury’s have their differences, although they are not all the same. There are many opinions that float among a jury room. The votes and opinions vary with juror 8 and juror 3 as all of the jurors discuss the trial of the Hispanic boy accused of 1st degree murder of his own father. Votes, reasons, attitude, and biased feelings make up this particular jury. The protagonist in the jury room, juror 8, and the antagonist in the jury room, juror 3, both back up their...

Premium Court, Critical thinking, Trial 642  Words | 3  Pages

Open Document

Jury Nullification

Jury Nullification Jury Nullification Natalie Popoff CJA/344 Torria Richardson Jury Nullification “It is not only the juror’s right, but his duty to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgment, and conscience, though in direct opposition to the direction of the court.” This is what John Adams said of jury nullification. John Jay, who was the first justice of the Supreme Court said, “The jury has the right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy...

Premium Jury nullification, Not proven, Court 1103  Words | 5  Pages

Open Document

Jury System

The Jury System CLU 3M1 By: Khalil Meghji The jury system has been used for thousands of years to fairly determine innocence or guilt in a trial. Although not utilized as much as in the past it is still used for most criminal and some civil cases. This leads to an unjust legal system full of bias. The jury system was first seen in use by the ancient Greeks thousands of years ago[1]. Though the system was the fairest...

Premium Criminal law, Law, Verdict 1256  Words | 6  Pages

Open Document

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free