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Criminal Law
Fraud, Financial Crime & Anti-Money Laundering
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to examine juries, namely their justification, purposes, their future and the key statutes that currently influence them

After completing the course you will:
  • Know a brief history of juries;
  • Appreciate the justification for their existence;
  • Know how juries ensure justice;
  • Understand how they ensure the quality of judges;
  • Appreciate how they help curb oppressive laws;
  • Understand how they keep a check on the behaviour of investigating officers;
  • Understand the constitutional significance of juries;
  • Understand whether the removal of juries from complex fraud trials is justifiable;
  • Know the concerns surrounding judges sitting alone on complex fraud trials and the practical issues that might arise;
  • Appreciate how the jury protocol might lighten the burden;
  • Appreciate the social reasons for keeping a jury;
  • Know the key statutes that have influenced juries recently.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Sources and References:
  • Criminal Procedure Rules 2005;
  • Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004;
  • Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.43.

In this podcast, Robert Rhodes QC, a barrister at Outer Temple Chambers, discusses the the history of juries, the justification for their existence, and their four main purposes. He also looks at their constitutional significance, and their future use in complex fraud cases. He concludes the podcast by examining the possible disadvantages to jury trials and recent key statutes that have influenced the area.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-26

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