advantages and disadvantages of the jury system

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I am afraid I can only answer part of your question. I dont know of any web sites  that can give you more information. The advantages and disadvantages of the  jury system are a matter of perspective because what is an advantage to one  side is a disadvantage to the other. The jury is supposed to be the protector of  the individuals rights from the decision of the state by having the case presented  to peers or equals of the accused who by being peers can understand the  motivation or plight of the accused. Presumably they are to understand the  actions of the accused and judge whether the actions were prudent and  acceptable to common values of equals in the same society. If the actions were  beyond acceptable response to the circumstance then the accused in guilty and  should be punished so that future actions are discouraged and societal standards  are maintained. Corporate executives would see actions in a diffrent light than  office workers etc. An all black jury would see things differently than an all white 
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2011 for the course CRIM 303 taught by Professor Carloszuniga during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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