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2990B Lecture Notes Spring 2014.docx
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School
Western University
Department
Psychology
Course
Psychology 2990A/B
Professor
Doug Hazlewood
Semester
Spring

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Chapter101132014Part1HowcommonareJurytrialsrelativelyrareinCanadaA2typesoftrials1CiviltrialsdisputesbetweencitizensgroupsnoabsoluterighttoajurytrialdependsonprovinciallegislationegallowedinOntariobutnotQuebec2CriminaltrialsoffencesagainsttheCrowncrimeisagainstourLadytheQueenherCrowndignityconstitutionalcharterrighttoajurytrialextendsonlytosomenotallcriminaloffencesbutonlyformoreseriousoffencespenaltyof5yearsinprisonwhenjuriesareinvolvetheyreinvolvedwithmostseriouscasesresultinginmostseriousconsequencesPart2Whatistheroleofjuries3rolestheyapplythelawasdefinedbyjudgestotheadmissibleevidenceandrenderaunanimousverdictofguiltyornotguiltyalsorepresentthecommunitywherethecrimeoccurredaddslegitimacypublicacceptancetoverdictsserveastheconscienceofcommunitycanguardagainstlawsperceivedtobeunfairegbyrefusingtofindthedefendantguiltyexDrMorgentalerabortionlawsperformedabortionsinprivateclinicchangedlawssoitslegalPart3WhatarethecharacteristicsofagoodjuryAmustberepresentativeofthecommunitywherethecrimeoccurred1typicalselectionprocedureobtainalistofpeopleincommunityegvoterregistrationcensuslocalphonebookcalledjurypoolrandomlyselectgroupofpeoplefromthepooleg100thesepeoplemakeupjurypaneleachpersononpanelissentajurysummonscourtordertoappearforjurydutyifyouignoreityoucanbefinedsenttojailgivenplacedinroomwithothermembersofjurypanelsarerandomlyselectedcriminal12jurorscivil6ifyourisselectedyoullbecomeamemberofjuryforthatparticulartrialwillbesentaquestionnairetoseeifyoureeligible2unless2thingsthatcankeeppeopleoffajurynoteligibleforjurydutyvariesbyprovinceeginOntariomustbeCanadiancitizenliveinONbe18mustnotbememberofHouseofCommonssenatenotbejudgelawyerlawstudentpoliceofficermedicalDrvetcoroneradisabilityexconbeingchallengedbyoneofthelawyersifsuccessfulpersonissentbacktojuryroompossiblyselectedforanothertrialthingstonoteaboutselectionprocedurenoguaranteethatjurywillberepresentativeegbiasedpoolegnohomelesspeoplenonvotersnophonenotbeingeligiblebeingchallengedlimitrepresentativenesslawyerscanappealverdictgetanewtrialifitcanbeproventhatjurywasntrepresentativeinanimportantwayegtoofewwomenornativeCanadiansBJuriesmustbeimpartialunbiased1involves3issuescansetasideallpreexistingbiasesprejudicesattitudesabouttypeofcrimemustignoreallinadmissibleevidenceegthingsreportedinthemediahasnoconnectiontoaccusednopersonalinterestinaparticularoutcomeofthetrial2stepstakentoensureimpartialityjurorsswearanoathtobeimpartialjudgeremindsthemon2occasionsincriminaltrialsjuryis12jurorscancelsoutbiasesofanysinglejurorTextbookpage2728jurorscantdiscussdeliberationsafterthetrialisovercriminaloffencenotlikeintheUSfreetodiscusswillpreventpeoplefromtryingtoselltheirstoriestomediacourtsimposepublicationbansafterapreliminaryinquirylimitswhatmediacanreportpreventbiasinjurypoolsPart4ArePublicationBansEffectiveinPreventingBiasADobanspreventbiasedinfofrombeingpublishedNotalwaysProblemisinfoispublishedbeforebanisimposedegbodiesonPicktonspigfarmItispossibleforinfotobepublishedafterbanisimposedAmericanwebsitesTVegPaulBernardoB1CanjurorsignorebiasedpretrialpublicityInordertoanswerthisweneedtoconductresearchInterludeResearchMethodsforStudyingJuries1InterviewjurorsafterdeliberationscantdothisinCanadabecauseitsillegalcanbeusedinUS
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