Law Assignment - Margin of Error

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Running head: LAW ASSIGNMENTLaw AssignmentName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1LAW ASSIGNMENTTable of ContentsQuestion 1........................................................................................................................................3Question 2........................................................................................................................................3Question 3........................................................................................................................................4Question 4........................................................................................................................................4Question 5........................................................................................................................................5Question 6........................................................................................................................................5Reference list...................................................................................................................................6
2LAW ASSIGNMENTQuestion 1In the general context, the phrase ‘margin of error’ refers to the small amount that ispermitted in case of any miscalculation or change of circumstances. In the legal parlance, thephrase signifies the fact that the juries sometimes make decisions that are incorrect and makeerrors while making a decision whether the accused is guilty or not guilty. There are severalreasons that justify error the juries make while making decisions. They include incomplete ormisleading evidence o failure in reasoning owing to the evidence or complexity of the law or theevidence (De Vos, 2017).Question 2This term may be described as the rate of accuracy in the decision made by the Juries. Asdiscussed above that the Juries often err in making decisions due to the misleading or incompleteevidences that causes them to take inaccurate decisions. A good reference is the present case ‘12Angry Men’ where the juries merely believed on the testimonies given by the old man and awoman who lived next to the accused boy’s house (De Vos, 2017).Majority of the juries believed in the testimonies without paying more attention to theother circumstantial facts that were relevant to the case. Any individual who is sitting in the trialfor the first time must consider the fact that the juries are persons who have been selected tomake decision based on the merits of the case without being partial or bias towards the accusedor victim. Hence, even if they err or make marginal error, it is basically due to the misleading roincomplete evidence that have been presented with respect to the case.
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