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Homework
0 Revise Magistrates. We will have a few more
lessons on juries and then you will answer a timed
essay on the role of lay people within the English
Legal System.
Learning Objective
0 Describe and evaluate the qualification, selection and
role of juries in the English Legal System
Card Sort
0 Using the cards on your table.
0 Who do you think should sit on a jury?
0 Sort the cards out into two piles, one for
yes and one for no.
Watch the video
0 Serving as a juror: Directgov – Crime, justice
and the law
Jury Qualifications
0 Juries Act 1974 (amended by the Criminal Justice Act
2003)
0 Jurors must be aged between 18 and 70
0 They must have been a resident in the UK for a
minimum of 5 years since the age of 13
0 They must be entered on the electoral register
Jury Disqualification
0 If you are currently on bail pending a criminal trial
0 Have ever been given a custodial sentence of over 5
years
0 Have been sentenced to custody or a community
order within the last 10 years
0 Are mentally ill
Who is eligible for jury
service?
0 The mother of a young baby
0 A person who is deaf
0 A person who went to prison for 6 months, 10 years
ago
0 A homeless person
Task
0 Activity 1 – page 68
0 Questions 1 - 10
Role Play
0 You have received a jury summons. You arrive at
court on the day of the trial ready for jury
selection.
0 Invent a persona for yourself with a past (good
or bad).
0 We will then decide whether you should be
allowed to sit on the jury.
Task
0 In pairs brainstorm the following:
0 Reasons why the jury system is a good way of deciding
serious criminal cases
0 Reasons why it may be easier to have a judge make the
decisions
Exam Question
0 Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using
juries in criminal cases.
0 Remember – Statement then justification
0 (ALWAYS SAY WHY IT IS AN ADVANTAGE OR
DISADVANTAGE)
Plenary
0Stand up/sit down game
TOPIC:
0MAGISTRATES & JURIES