Role of the Jury

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What did Bushell's case decide?
That judges cannot threaten the jury to come to a decision
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What did Mckenna's case decide?
That judges cannot give a time limit
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What did R v Wang's case decide?
That judges can't give an indication
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What is the Juries' role before the trial in criminal cases?
jurors go to assembly area, check identities (kept apart from witnesses and lawyers), shown a DVD that sums up their role, 12 people are elected + 3 extra, chance to select ineligible and challenges, sworn in.
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What is the Juries' role during and after the trial in criminal cases?
trial: judge then prosecution and defence (opening statements) then full trial, jury can take notes, judge sums up case, retire to jury room to discuss verdict, elect foreman, unanimous verdict, after 2 hours= majority 10+, foreman announces verdict
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role of jury in civil cases
rarely used, when used they decide amount of damages as well as liability
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what does aquittal mean?
being let off your charge
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Which Act requires a majority verdict?
s17(3) Juries Act 1974
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Which Act states any disclosure of anything that happened in the jury room as contempt of court
S8 Contempt of Court Act 1981
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