Jury Essay Topics

Steps in a jury trial

A jury trial is a manifestation of democracy, wherein ordinary citizens have their cases heard and deliberated by people like themselves. A jury trial, based on the idea of an impartial jury, can serve justice, because they are mandated to deliberate on the facts of the case alone. This paper analyzes the steps in a… View Article

The Players in a Criminal Case

            The participants in a criminal trial are: the prosecution, the defense, the accused, the judge , the jury, and the public.             The prosecution acts for the State and will seek to prove the guilt of the accused beyond reasonable doubt. The defense is the the one representing the accused. It is the one… View Article

Appeal and Hobby Lobby

Gary Corbin slipped on a grape or grapes in a Safeway produce aisle injuring his collateral ligaments and the kneecap of his right knee. He saw that there was no large non-skid, non-slip walk-off mat that is part of the store’s policy to have in front of the grape display. The policy of having the… View Article

Professional Juries

Abstract             Juries represent an essential element of criminal justice system. Professional juries are expected to sharpen the power of trial presentation. To implement professional juries, the criminal justice system will need to overcome several obstacles. Professional juries will bring objectivity and reason into criminal justice proceedings. Professional Juries             Criminal justice faces numerous legal… View Article

Court Room

Judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys or public defenders, court reporters, court clerks, bailiffs, all of these job titles belong to persons who work within our criminal justice system, specifically they belong to a courtroom work group. They are the people who run the courtrooms of the American justice system. They each make a contribution to the… View Article

Roles in the Courtroom

Everyone has been in or seen a courtroom. If not personally, they have definitely seen one on television. Shows like Law & Order and the First 48 gives the generalization of how a criminal is caught, brought to justice and it’s done all within one hour. Then there are civil court shows like Judge Judy… View Article

12 Angry Men: Jury’s Conflict Involved on Verdict

Any jury trial is bound to have some sort of conflict involved when coming to a verdict. The portrayal of a murder case in the movie, 12 Angry Men, involves many different examples of conflict, as well as the approaches to conflict used by different characters. Almost every conversation in the film involves conflict, since… View Article

Leadership Within the 12 Angry Men

Throughout the film, there is seemingly more than one “leader” throughout the jury as according to Nick’s definition of a leader being that there were multiple influences and instances that persuaded the decisions of others. Initially the situation is composed of a biased and opinionated jury that is almost unanimously convinced the defendant is guilty…. View Article

12 Angry Jurors 3/10 Different

In a crowded jury room, opinions collide as discussions about the innocence of a young boy are decided. The dark and foreboding storm clouds that hang over the heads of the jurors are beginning to lift as time progresses and new facts are presented. The two men that cannot put their personal emotions aside are… View Article

Courtroom Group

In the following essay will talk about the participants in a courtroom. How do they work on a daily basis and what changes would I recommend. Also what is the role of the prosecutor? How does a prosecutor determine which cases to pursue? Also what are some solutions to backlog of cases? According to Schmallager… View Article

Jury and Conditional Job Offer

Do you believe American Airlines has the right to rescind a conditional job offer? Why? I do believe American Airline should be entitled to rescind a conditional job offer but not for the reason at hand, according to the courts, American Airlines did not approach the situation correctly. However, employers do have the right to… View Article

Competence and compellability of witnesses

* A person to give evidence in court has to be legally competent, subject to the rules of admissibility. * A witness is compelled to give evidence, even if it’s against his will. * Failure to do so will result in contempt of court. However it is also contempt of court for a witness to… View Article

Jury and Angriest Juror

Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose explored the theme ‘Power of persuasion’ through jurors’ # Three, Eight, and Nine. The play is inspired by Reginald Rose’s own experience of jury duty on a manslaughter case in New York City. Reginald Rose was born in New York City on December 10, 1920 and he worked at… View Article

Jury System

Even though most people believe that the jury system is a necessity to having a fair trial, I believe the exact opposite. I believe that the jury is made up of 12 people that have no clue what they are even doing there. Ben Shapiro, a writer from The Patriot Post once wrote,” The problem… View Article

Legal Rights

Criminals have legal rights during trial procedures. Without these rights there would be so much confusion and controversy in the court system today. There are four of them that I will give a brief summarization of and explain to you the consequences that could possibly happen if these legal rights were no longer upheld in… View Article

Jury Trail Analysis

A Jury Trail is a trial that proceeds like any other trial however the judges do not determine guilt or innocence in the case. A group of people that have been selected by both the defense and the prosecution sides in the case. These people that have been selected have sworn to inquire into matters… View Article

Case Digests And Political Law

Facts: Petitioner was charged with violation of Section 2 (4) of the revised securities act. Respondent filed to cancel the passport of the petitioner and to issue a hold departure order. The RTC ordered the DFA to cancel petitioner’s passport, based on the finding that the petitioner has not been arraigned and there was evidence… View Article

Criminal Investigation Written Assignment

1.Why must a criminal investigator know the rules of evidence? It is the criminal investigators responsibility to collect and preserve evidence that will later be used in court to aid in a prosecution. It is essential that the criminal investigator knows the rules of evidence because lack of such knowledge could result in inadmissibility of… View Article

Court Report

1.Which court did you attend and what was the date of your attendance? (e.g. Magistrates Court in Brisbane; Supreme Court in Sydney etc) 2.What kind of hearing did you attend?(e.g. sentence, summary trial, committal hearing, jury trial, mention, call-over etc.) I attended an appeal against sentence. This is when the accused feels the sentence they… View Article

12 Angry Men Movie Analysis

Introduction: This movie analysis will focus on the movie 12 Angry Men. There will be comparisons between the movie and the different negotiation tactics used in the movie and even in class. There were lessons learned from this movie and it gave new ways of thinking. This movie does a great job of using negotiation… View Article

NBA Case Study

1- NBA Referee Tim Donaghy is involved in betting on games he officiated. He is involved in setting the score of the NBA 2002 final by extending the games series to seven games. This betting scandal affected the NBA in many ways; the customers and fans of this sport felt betrayed by the referee and… View Article

Presumption of Innocence

In a court of law everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a judge and/or a jury consisting of their peers. This is the basis of the presumption of innocence clause. There are many cases that we can look at in order to provide a detailed explaination to this clause. The one the we… View Article

The Process of the Criminal Justice Process

The topic that I chose to describe is the criminal justice process. The criminal justice process is described as a process that involves a series of steps beginning with the investigation of the crime and the arrest of the suspect. The next step following the investigation is the pretrial activities, which include the first appearance,… View Article

Jury Trial

On June 19, 1994 O.J Simpson the football hall of famer was arrested in California for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Simpson was arraigned in court two day later he pleaded not guilty to the charges and was held in the Los Angeles County jail. Jury selection began in… View Article

Stages of Criminal Trial

There are eight stages in a Criminal Trial, the trial initiation, jury selection, openings statements, presentation of evidence, closing arguments, judge’s charge to the jury, jury deliberations and the verdict. In this essay I will focus on the jury selection stage. A criminal petit jury is very important in a trial. The jury is responsible… View Article

12 Angry Men

In 12 angry men there are many themes that are present one of the major themes that is found was present is, one determined and skilled individual can wield a lot of influence. Juror number eight is a “quiet, thoughtful, gentle man” he seesall points of the argument and wants to find the truth. On… View Article

Jury Trial Analysis

Jury trial refers to a legal proceeding, whereby a panel of adjudicators makes decisions that are put into practice by the judges. A jury decides upon dubious issues of fact that can either be in a criminal or civil trial. It is a constitutional right for those charged with criminal and civil offenses to face… View Article

Forensic Psychology and Jury Selection

Modern criminal trial practice demands that the law as an academic discipline cannot exist in a vacuum; quite the contrary, the law must be viewed as an overriding set of principles which must be viewed in conjunction with other academic disciplines (Carson & Bull, 2003). This is particularly true in the case of jury selection… View Article

12 Angry Men Questions

1. Do you think that the jury in this movie came to the right decision? Why/why not? I think that the jury in this movie came to the wrong decision, because I feel that all throughout the deliberation the factual evidence did not have any reasonable doubt lingering above it, which was the complete opposite… View Article

Pros and Cons of Trial by Jury

A jury trial (or trial by jury) is a legal proceeding in which a jury either makes a decision or makes findings of fact which are then applied by a judge. It is distinguished from a bench trial, in which a judge or panel of judges make all decisions. Jury trials are used in a… View Article