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Influence of Trial by Jury

The American judicial system has gone through numerous changes over the course of history. However, the concepts in which it was founded on seem to exist today, but in a current format. Understandably, these concepts are still used today to streamline our judicial system in order to maintain pace with deviant behavior in society.

Discuss whether or not a trial by jury is still realistic in today's society and what the idea of a trial by a jury of peers means to you.

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One of the most basic concepts in which our judicial system was founded on is that of trial by a jury of peers. Below I'll discuss whether or not this concept is still realistic in today's society and what the idea of a trial by a jury of peers means to me.

Trial by a jury of peers is defined as those who are legal amateurs (not hired professionals) and members of the defendant's community, who will either find the defendant guilty or not guilty of the crime in question (Meyer & Grant, 2003, p.216). Long before this concept was birthed from the U.S. Constitution; it's ...

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One of the most basic concepts in which our judicial system was founded on is that of trial by a jury of peers. Below I'll discuss whether or not this concept is still realistic in today's society and what the idea of a trial by a jury of peers means to me....

395 word essay with reference

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