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  • Juries!
    • How to be called up for Jury Duty
      • Must live in the UK for at least 5 years
      • Over 18
      • Be on the electoral register
      • The Juries Act of 1974 sets out the qualification
    • The role of Juries in Courts
      • To provide a verdict on the case
      • Come to a unanimous decision or a minimum of a 10:2 majority
      • To judge the case on a point of fact
      • Must be beyond reasonable doubt because its a criminal case
      • Foreman who speaks
      • Must attend or held in contempt of court
    • Disqualifications from the Jury
      • The Criminal Justice Act of 2003 sets out the disqualifications
      • If a person is mentally troubled
      • If you are a member of the armed forces
      • A term of imprisonment for 5 years or more
      • If someone is serving a life sentence
    • Advantages
      • Representing the public opinion
      • Public confidence
      • Impartiality
      • Secrecy of the jury room
    • Disadvantages
      • Racial bias
      • Perverse decisions
        • R V Randle and Pottle
      • Media influence
      • Don't have to follow judges direction


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