OCR AS Lay Personnel

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Criminal Cases Civil Cases
What courts do they sit High Court
in? Crown Court County Court
What type of cases do False imprisonment
they hear? Some triable either way Defamation
cases but all indictable Malicious prosecution
How many people are in
a jury? 12 members 12 members in the high
can't go below 9 court
8 members in the county
Are they allowed to ask
questions? No verbal questions but can
write a question and ask to
pass it onto the judge
How does the judge help
them? Sums up the case, answers
there questions, explains
the law and their duty
What do they decide?
Verdict/Sentence/Amou Decide the verdict (guilty Whether the claimant has
and not guilty) proved their case and how
nt of damages
much damages should be
Does this involve them
deciding what the law is Decides issue of fact ­ Just the facts
or what the true facts what really happened
Do they discuss and
make their decisions in Private Private
private or public?
What is the standard of
proof that they must `Beyond reasonable `Balance of probability '
doubt' E.g. 51% sure
apply to the case?
Nadine Allen

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When can the majority
verdict be accepted? After 2hrs if no verdict has N/A
been reached
n and
How are people Randomly selected from the electoral role
selected? If you aren't on the role you can't be picked e.g. homeless
15 people are first picked but only 12 are needed.…read more

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Can people with Deaf people can't as there can't be a 13th member of the
disabilities do jury jury
service? Blind people can but depends on the evidence in the case
Is jury service Jury service is compulsory unless you are a doctor,
compulsory? And recently become a parent or member of armed
what happens if service (can be excused or deferred)
you don't attend? If you don't attend you can be fined £1000
What are deferral Deferral ­ you can miss jury service this…read more


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