Guilt by association also brings up the fact that the

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over where he grew up, and the position of the man does not prove or disprove guilt. Guilt by association also brings up the fact that the tenth juror saw his lower class status as confirmation for the crime. Lastly false cause was displayed with the defendant’s connections to more crime ridden neighborhoods. His affiliations with these areas do not act as evidence that he committed the murder. Though there is a correlation with criminal behaviors near his home, this does not point to causation. An argument made by juror #3 displayed false reasoning as well. When confronted on why he believed the man to be guilty his explanation was that the defendant was guilty because no evidence proved otherwise. In our justice the system the exact opposite view is taken. Facts are required only to prove guilt. Argument from ignorance is displayed in this instance. This
LOGICAL FALLACIES OF “12 ANGRY MEN” 3 logical fallacy declares that since the juror could not know the defendant was innocent, he assumed that he must be guilty. The premises that led to his guilty conclusion were biased by the opinions of the juror, rather than proved by the evidence provided in the trial. Not all the false acts of reasoning were taken because of personal opinions. The elderly man voted guilty in the opening vote. When he made this decision it was noticeable that the others’ popular choice swayed his judgment. Ad populum was demonstrated in his agreement

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