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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to set out some of the common criticisms and benefits of the jury in trials for serious offences following recent public discussions about the future of the jury as an institution.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand some of the criticism of the jury in criminal trials;
  • Understand the rationale of why we have juries for serious offences;
  • Be aware of the possible risks in doing away with jury trial.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Criminal Justice Act 2003 s 44.
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In this podcast with Felicity Gerry, a criminal barrister at 36 Bedford Row, we discuss the role and purpose of the jury in English criminal proceedings.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-26

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