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Unformatted text preview: Criminal Justice 2350 Court Systems and Criminal Procedure Chapter 14: Instructions and Deliberation of the Jury Key Terms: Allen Charge: an instruction given a deadlocked jury in attempt to get the jury to reach the verdict. Charging the Jury: the act of a judge in instructing the jury. Consciousness of Guilt: the concept that reflects on the defendants knowledge of his or her level of guilt. Deliberations: the closed sessions of a jury in which the jury attempts to reach a verdict. Foreperson: the individual jury member who has been selected by the other jurors as their spokesperson. Hung Jury: a jury that cannot agree on a verdict. Instructions to the Jury-On completion of the closing arguments, in most jurisdictions, the judge instructs the jury on the law applicable to the case. - Charging the Jury: the act of a judge in instructing the jury.-The judge has the responsibility of explaining the law to the jury as the trial progresses for heir guidance in the following evidence. DEFENSE AND PROSECUTION RECOMMENDATIONS-As a general rule, the prosecuting attorney and defense attorney prepare written instructions that they desire to be given to the jury....
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- Spring '08