CJA364 Jury Trial Analysis

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Write a 700-to 1,050- word analysis in which you identify and discuss the steps in a jury trial. In your analysis be sure to assess the constitutional trial rights that are enacted during a jury trial, as well as examine and discuss the selection of a fair and unbiased jury. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

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Jury TrialJury Trial AnalysisNameClassDateProfessor1Jury Trial2Jury Trial AnalysisWhen a criminal defendant is found guilty of a crime they have several options that willcome available to them. For instance they may be offered a plea deal for pleading guilty andnever go to court or they can go to court and choose to have their case hear and decided by ajudge or they can choose to have their case heard by a jury. A jury trial refers to the citizensright to have a group of peers review evidence introduced in the court process and make adetermination of guilt. Once a criminal defendant selects the jury trial specific procedural mustbe followed. The jury trial provides the defendant with an opportunity to present evidence to ajury will then decide the facts.The right to a jury is guaranteed in the Sixth Amendment and is applied to both the criminaland civil court proceedings. This right developed out of the common law practices of the Britishand to ensure due process is served. A judge can be political risking bias. Any citizen accused ofa crime can choose to have their case heard by a jury or they can choose to forgo a jury trial. Ajury is a group of people in society selected to render an impartial decision concerning the guiltor innocence of a criminal defendant. The right to a jury is a constitutional right that cannot bedenied the citizen. Jurors swear an oath to listen to the evidence and render an impartialjudgment.The jury trial begins w

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