12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men
Name ______________________________ Class ___________________
“Other than voting, jury service is the most important way that most citizens
contribute to self-government.”
PART 1, Analysis
In 12 Angry Men, the movie explores jury deliberations in a murder trial form the inside
out. You will need to analyze the following as they play out in the movie:
1. What are some of the personality conflicts between jurors?
2. What are the prejudices (biases) of the jurors?
3. How do the joint efforts of several people working together help to finally
determine the truth?
PART 2, Respond to these questions:
1. What do criminal juries do and why are they important?
2. What is involved in group decision making?
3. What is the effect of prejudice on society?