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Juries in NSW

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Juries in NSW Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. The role of the jury in NSW 3. The role of the jury in criminal and civil trials 4. Eligibility for jury service in NSW 5. Jury selection 6. The advantages and disadvantages of the jury system in NSW in 2005 7. Conclusion/recommendation 8. Bibliography The jury system plays a very important part in the running of the courts. The jury system is needed in both criminal and civil cases. There are advantages of the jury system as well as disadvantages. However, the jury system is still very important to the justice system. The role of the jury in NSW A jury is a group of people from the community with all sorts of backgrounds, beliefs, religions, education levels and ages, who listens to the evidence of the cases and helps the court to decide the outcome of the cases. Jury duty in NSW is a very important responsibility, providing a link between the justice system and the community. ...read more.

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The plaintiff is the party that starts the case who is suing the other party, and the respondent is the party who is being sued by the plaintiff. The jury will listen to the arguments of both parties and come to a decision whether the respondent should pay or not to pay the plaintiff. If the jury decides that the respondent must pay the plaintiff, the magistrate or the judge will decide on the amount of money that should be paid to make up for the dept, injury, or damage. Eligibility for jury service in NSW Anyone in the community who is enrolled in the State electoral roll is eligible to participate in the jury service. The jury system gives people from the community a chance to participate in the justice system. Therefore people whose occupation involves around the government and legal system such as the governor, judge/magistrate, lawyer, police officer or prison officer cannot participate in jury service. ...read more.

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- The decision is made by more than 1 person giving an opportunity for the accused to be not guilty - Jurors are not controlled by the government - Gives an opportunity to people from the community to participate in the justice system - The use of juries leaves the judges free from the pressure of deciding cases Disadvantages - All jurors must agree on the same verdict for the final decision-guilty or not guilty-even though they're against it - Some people are not allowed to participate - Some people may not understand the legal system - Juries cannot give reasons for the decision they made In conclusion, I think the jury system is an acceptable system because it plays an important part in the justice system. Not only it gives an opportunity to the community to participate in the justice system it gives an opportunity to the person accused to be judged equally by a number of people. Also the juries are independent and they are not controlled by the government, therefore it is a fair system. By: azntkfkd ...read more.

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