$1.00 What is the role of a juror? How does
What is the role of a juror? How does the jurorís role affect the rest of the courtroom participants? What judgments can you make about jurors and their influence in the court system?
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Preview: ... gards legal matters. During all stages of the trial, jurors may take notes of proceedings. Jurors may also pass notes to the foreman or forewoman of the jury to ask the judge to explain certain aspects of the case. At the conclusion of the trial, jurors are given an issue paper, which states the issues that the jury must consider in reaching its verdict. When the jury has reac ...
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Preview: ... cer that a verdict has been reached and announces the verdict. During deliberations, however, a foreperson's opinion carries no more weight than the opinions of other jurors. ¬† ¬† What judgments can you make about jurors and their influence in the court system? The facts of a case play a big part in a jury's verdict. But jurors also consider intangible factors in their decisions. From a defendant's appearance to a crime's seriousness, and even the community service history of the accused, jurors subconsciously weigh circumstances that often have little or nothing to do with specifics of a case. Physical Appearance Good looks can cut a defendant some slack in the courtroom, because physical attractiveness creates favorable impressions among other people. A Hanover College legal review found that attractive defendants received shorter sentences in criminal cases and lower fines in misdemeanor cases. Another study reported in the Tennessee Law Review found that jurors treated defendants perceived as attractive, clean and well-dressed more leniently than they handled less well-kept defendants. The publication also reported that defendants with "baby faces" were likely to be found guilty of negligence in not warning cust ...
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