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Jury system is a trial system that twelve citizens decide whether defendants are guilty or not The verdict is unanimous The jurors are all laypersons as far as law is concerned There is a reason for unanimous verdict If one jury is against the verdictit is regarded as being room for doubt Advantages of jury system are direct participation of American people conventional judgement by people fair stage of investigation resistance against polictics and judical plot and making of democratic consciousness For example if a public prosecutor submit unlawful proof without trial permission counsel makes an objection to it A chief judge cant admit counsels objection Defendant is at a disadvantage However there is a possibility that jury system will check rotting of trial Jurors need not explain reason of verdict to court If juries feel way of investigation is dirty and viorate human rights they can decide the defendant is innocnt In short jurors can decide defendant is innocent even if a public prosecutor has disadvantageous proofs for the defendant Juries who are representative of citizen make the decision value about proof But Jerome Frank one of delegates of legal realists criticized jury system in Law the Modern Mind 1930 A lot of verdicts are irresponsible juries products of caprice and prejudice for example the defendant is a rich corporation the plaintiff is a poor boy and the counsel is an eloquent speaker Such facts often decide who wins or loses He characterizes that juries have tendency to like weak people and hate strong people Jury system seems to have many problems A sophisticated and rich person a person of position and a busy businessman do not want to become a juror because juries are bound for all trial period and therefore person who can afford time for trial can become a juror such as a housewife an old person and an unemployed person As a result jurors who have not
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