Juries Advantages and Disadvantages

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Public Confidence: Judged by peer, blend of sense and logic

Jury Equity: No legal qualifications. Decide their idea of fairness

Public process: The whole process is public, they deliberate in private.

Secrecy of jury room: Decide vedict out of pressure and dont have to justify

Impartiality: Random selection process

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Lack of understanding: Some members may be illiterate. Long trials, hard to follow or remember

High acquital rate: Critisised for a high acquital rates. They jury is not case hardened

Media influence: Can influence a jurors decision

Secrecy of jury room: No reason to announce the verdict; there is no way of knowing if the jury understood

Slow and expensive. Each point is explained for a jury benefit

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