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Jury Trials


Jury trials and the different types of trials that can happen in court

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Indiana University, Bloomington
Cjus-P 300 - Topics in Criminal Justice

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CJUS P300 1st Edition Lecture 20 Outline of Last Lecture 1 Search and Seizure Continued 2 Cars 3 Evidence Outline of Current Lecture 1 Perjury 2 Trials 3 Jury Trial Proceedings Current Lecture 1 Perjury a A statement under oath which can occur only after you ve been sworn in by someone who is authorized b Oath only lasts as long as that particular hearing or thing is in session c Perjury is lying under oath 2 Trials a Bench Trial i A trial to the court ii Where the judge hears all the evidence and makes the determination There is no jury Most defendants do not opt for that option iii Judge will be less emotional and will know the law better b Jury Trial i Trial of your peers ii Completely random selection process Process whereby you are chosen for jury duty 1 Voir dire the selection process for choosing a jury a Attorneys from both sides get to question you about things that have to do with what that particular side is interested in biases These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute i They should be looking for a fair and impartial juror Someone who will be open minded listen to the law obey instructions b Each side gets so many pre emptory strikes where you can strike a juror for no reason whatsoever i Capital cases each side gets 20 ii In a b c each side gets 10 iii In d and lower they get 5 c Can also strike a juror for cause For instance someone believes that God should make decisions for people not people iii How do you get selected for jury duty 1 When you have anything in your name utilities etc you become part of the process 2 Has to be random and cannot be manipulated 3 Have to be over the age of 18 have to be able to read and speak the English language comfortably a Dentists used to be excluded no longer b Ferry boat operators used to be excluded no longer c People over 65 used to be excluded no longer 3 Jury Trial Proceedings a What the jury makes

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