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Crown Prosecutor

A person who presents a case in court to prove the guilt of the offender in a criminal case.

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Barrister

A person who appears and presents a case on court to represent their client

3

Solicitor

A person who gives legal advice and prepares a brief for the barrister

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Arraignment

The accused is called, placed in the dock and asked for their plead

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examination in chief

A witness is questioned by their sides legal counselor

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cross examination

The witness is questioned by the other sides legal counsel to determine inconsistent evidence.

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Re examination

A witness is re questioned by their sides legal counselor after cross examination to clear any inconsistencies which may have occured

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What occurs at the end of the trial if the jury finds the accused not guilty

Accused is acquitted and released immediately

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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

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Jury

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.

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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

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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

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Empanelled

To select the required number of jurors through a series of challenges from the jury pool

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Peremptory Challange

A challenge to a prospective juror without reason

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Challenge for casue

A challenge to a prospective juror with a reason

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Functions Of a Foreperson

Speaks and ask question on behalf of the jury
Gives the jury's verdict at the end of the trial

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How is a Foreperson Selected

By members of the Jury.

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Unanimous

When all of the jury agree's on the same verdict 12/12

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Majority

when 1 person doesn't agree with the rest 11/12

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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

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Explain the pretrial procedure of committal hearing

An inquiry to determine if there is a prima facie case against the accused

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Explain the process if a person pleads non guilty in county or supreme court

Trial
Jury
Witnesses
Verdict is given
Sentence will be givern