Flashcards in Test 4: The Court Deck (22)
A person who presents a case in court to prove the guilt of the offender in a criminal case.
A person who appears and presents a case on court to represent their client
A person who gives legal advice and prepares a brief for the barrister
The accused is called, placed in the dock and asked for their plead
examination in chief
A witness is questioned by their sides legal counselor
The witness is questioned by the other sides legal counsel to determine inconsistent evidence.
A witness is re questioned by their sides legal counselor after cross examination to clear any inconsistencies which may have occured
What occurs at the end of the trial if the jury finds the accused not guilty
Accused is acquitted and released immediately
What occurs at the end of the trial if the jury finds the accused guilty
Dismissed of the jury
sentence handed down by the judge
a group of selective people to hear a court case and make decision in favour of one of the parties based on the evidence and the law.
3 Strengths Of jury
1:Juries’ decisions reflect the views of the community as those on the jury are ordinary people randomly selected.
2:Decision-making is spread across a number of people. This simply means there are 12 people to make a decision.
3:Juries provide a trial that is free from political interference.- politics don't get involved
3 Weaknesses Of jury
1:They are expensive
2:Juries may make ‘wrong decisions'-as they have no legal knowledge and the case could be complex
3:Juries do not have to give reasons for their decisions they may be bias
To select the required number of jurors through a series of challenges from the jury pool
A challenge to a prospective juror without reason
Challenge for casue
A challenge to a prospective juror with a reason
Functions Of a Foreperson
Speaks and ask question on behalf of the jury
Gives the jury's verdict at the end of the trial
How is a Foreperson Selected
By members of the Jury.
When all of the jury agree's on the same verdict 12/12
when 1 person doesn't agree with the rest 11/12
explain the process if a person pleads guilty in the magistrates court
the case will be disposed on spot
Mention day hearing
Magistrates gives the accused a punishment
Explain the pretrial procedure of committal hearing
An inquiry to determine if there is a prima facie case against the accused