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Re: Defendants demenour in court

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:53 am

Maz JP wrote:But anyone who has sat in a Youth Court will know that there is generally absolutely no link between mannerisms or dress sense and guilt or innocence...

Are jurors generally expected to be experienced about the general behaviours of the accused?
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Re: Defendants demenour in court

Postby atticus » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:04 am

I think dls's point applies:
dls wrote:The jury system is there exatly so that if one or two out of twelve have strange ideas about such things, those ideas are ironed out in the concensus.
a jury brings its varied and collective experience to the task.
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Re: Defendants demenour in court

Postby shootist » Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:01 am

atticus wrote:I think dls's point applies:
dls wrote:The jury system is there exatly so that if one or two out of twelve have strange ideas about such things, those ideas are ironed out in the concensus.
a jury brings its varied and collective experience to the task.


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Re: Defendants demenour in court

Postby atticus » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:31 am

Whatever that may be.
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