Jury Service

Happy Jurors Make a Good Jury

Harry Howard | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Howard

I have recently completed two weeks of jury service at a Crown Court in Kent. Two months previously, as I was looking through my boring post, which mainly consisted of a bank statement and unwanted takeaway menus, I saw an ominous envelope with 'Crown Court' visible through the little paper window.

Judge vs Jury? You Decide, an Oscar Pistorius Debrief.

Rae Duke | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

To me, it seems the major distinction in the judge Vs jury debate is this: Judges have to answer to people, their profession and the media. Those on jury service have only to answer to their own consciences. Which is better? I have no idea. But it seemed like a fitting time to ask the question.

Twelve Necessary Men

William Davie | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

In the wake of the Vicky Pryce fiasco there are, I think, going to be those who will question the legitimacy of juries and the jury system. After all, we are one of the few countries on the planet to trust the business of upholding the law to "twelve good men and true".

Could Jurors Be Prosecuted For Going Online?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

Jurors who look up the grisly details online of cases they are involved in could be prosecuted under a new criminal offence, and media websites forced...

'I'm Too Racist To Be On The Jury'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

A man refused to serve on a jury because he had deeply-held "extreme homophobic and racist views" which he told a judge would affect his decisions in ...