The Anglo-American jury system may permeate our popular culture, but many countries have a different approach when it comes to deciding a person’s guilt. Dr Lee Curley examines the different systems and how they can impact the final verdict.
The Anglo-American verdict system has become the norm in popular culture representations of juries and the courtroom. The dichotomous verdict system of ‘guilty’ and ‘not guilty’ is so widely known that it often surprises people to learn that other jurisdictions have different legal systems that differ in relation to the prosecution’s role and the verdict options available to the jury.
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