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Age range in order to be a juror

Between 18 and 75

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How long must you be living in the uk to qualify for jury service

Be a resident in the country for at least 5 years since the age of 13

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How are juries selected

At random from the electoral register

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Who administers the jury summoning

The jury central summoning board

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Who are not allowed to serve on a jury

Permanent= imprisonment/ detention/ custody over 5 years
10 year suspension= under 5 years or on bail
Detained under the mental health act
Resident in a mental hospital
Need a translator- deaf

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What is discretionary excusal

Put off to a later date

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When can you have a discretionary excusal

Pregnancy
Exams
Paid holidays
Meetings you can't miss

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Who is exempt from jury service

Members of the armed forces

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3 cases for jury roles

Bushels
McKenna
Wang

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When does jury vetting occur

Matters of national security

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Selection question

How they are selected before
Selection at trial
Challenges to the jury

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What happens if a juror doesn't respond to a summons

Fine of 1000 pounds

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How many are in a group then how many are selected

15 then 12 of the 15 are picked at random

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What happens if there is not enough members

They do a praying a talesman where the court will select random people off the street

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Prosecution challenges to a jury

For cause and standby

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Defence challenges to a jury

For cause

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Challenges that can be done by prosecution and defence

To the array

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What is for cause and case example

Side says why juror can't stand

R v west'='knew the defendant

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What is stand by

Prosecution put people to the bottom of the jury list

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What happened in bushell's case

Jurors refused to convict Quaker activists of unlawful assembly

Judge ordered them to give a guilty verdict



Judge cannot interfere with the jury

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What happened in McKenna

Judge threatened to lock jury up if they didn't have a verdict in 10 mins

Can't give a jury a time limit

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Ratio of wang

Judge may never direct a jury

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In court procedure

Sworn in
Trial
Judge sums up
Jury retire to jury room and deliberate
Elect a foreman
Unanimous verdict/majority vote
Foreman gives verdict

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Jury nobbling case

Twomery robbery case 2010

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Advantages of juries

Lamp that shows freedom lives-putting society in the justice system
Perverse the verdict- public opinion(r v Owen)
Impartial and not case hardened

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Disadvantages of a jury

Biassness racially- sander v uk
Can be unreliable- stephan v young
Expensive-jubilee line fraud case cost 60 million
Jury nobbling
Psychologically damaging

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What happened in sander v uk

Jury telling racist jokes

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Expensive jury example

Jubilee fraud case-cost 60 million

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Ouija board case

Stephan v young