Juries

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How old do you have to be to be a jury?
18-75 (age was increased by the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015)
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What qualifications do you need to be on the jury?
aged between 18-75, registered on the parliamentary or local government elector, live in the UK for at least 5 years (since you were 13)
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What disqualifies you from being on the jury?
serious convictions such as life imprisonment, if your on bail, if you have a disability which impacts on your ability to serve on the duty.
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How can you be excused?
if you have served twice in the past 2 years,
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How can you defer (postpone)?
if you have a holiday planned, planned business trip, operations (you can only defer once in 12 months)
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what ratio is a majority verdict?
10:2 or 11:1
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what ratio is a unamimous decision?
12:0 (all agree on verdict)
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What are three advantages of juries?
Public confidence, Jury equity, secrecy of the jury room
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What are three disadvantages of juries?
Racial bias, Jury tampering, Lack of understanding
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When can a challenge be made to an individual juror?
to the array, for cause, prosecution right to stand by jurors
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aged between 18-75, registered on the parliamentary or local government elector, live in the UK for at least 5 years (since you were 13)

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