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Augmented essay on the jury system
IntroductionIn this present paper, we will discuss the augmented essay on the topic ‘jury system provides thegreater chance of a fair result in court’. The main argument is that the jury system has lesschance of a fair result in court. The jury system consists of twelve members who are summonedfor criminal trials in the crown court, and the offence is indictable that has been sent to the crowncourt for the examination which is being done by magistrates. The minimum member is nine inwhich the majority allowed 11-1, 9-1, 10-2 and 10-1 in the crown court. In the high court, themajority allows 11-1, 10-2, 10-1 ad 9-1. In the country court, the eight members are required,and minimum members are seven in which the majority allows 7-1. In coroner's court, the totalmembers require seven and maximum eleven (Cockburn et al., 2014).Counter argumentThe main argument is that the jury system has less chance of fair results in courts because thejury members can make a decision in favour of the criminal party by taking a bribe. On acquittalthere may be no retrial and believe of a jury is instant which results in wrongful acquittals.Themain reason for supporting the argument is due to no enquiry into the deliberation of the juryafter verdict even the racial is alleged by the jurors. The bias can be done by the jury becausethere is no investigation due to which the chances of fair results are very low. The insufficientintellect by the jurors and they dont follow the complicated tax and fraud issues(Allen-Bell etal., 2015). The jury system is inconsistent throughout the country due to which the unfair resultscan be done by the jurors according to the law of another country.The role of jury members issymbolic because to public involvement due to which the chances of fair results are very low.
The members of the jury can have the convictions string which is not serious for disqualifyingthe jurors and disqualifies jurors can be enter by finding some way which may raise the issues ofunfair results. The financial loss and inconvenience can be made to the jurors.The process of thejury system is very slow due to which the innocent can suffer a lot at the time of proceedings.The lack of research by the jurors in the case defies assessment which may results into unfairresults by the jury system.The vetting of a jury is the principle of random selection due to which the selection of jurymembers can be made on the basis of bias which reduces the chances of fair results in thecriminal cases. The expenses of jury trial are very high and if the justified results have not beenmade by the jury members than the expenses go in vain. The system can be manipulated by thedefendants due to whom the chances of fair results are very low. The innocents could bepunished if the jury made a decision on the basis of bias. The verdict series of the miscarriage ofjustice can be wrongly returned by the juries which undermine the confidence (Fukurai et al.,2014). The quick verdict may be tempted by the jurors in order to finish the case as soon aspossible.The law of jury secrecy can allow the innocent to become convict rather than makingthe investigation of case in-depth which allows rescuing the innocent from conviction. The jurorscan be affected by the horrific cases which may result in unfair results. The assessment ofhorrifying evidence may impact on the life of jurors. In the justice system of criminals, theexistence of juries may distract the jurors from actual problems which show that the functioningof CJ system is more effective than the jury system.The jury trial is not provided in someserious cases such as the case of drink and drive which may results into the unfair results(Yu etal., 2014). The burden of proofs may not be understood by the juries due to which unfair resultscan be made by the jurors.