What was that jury thinking?
February 25, 2009 3:04 PM Subscribe
Have you been on a jury? How do you come to your decisions?
posted by abdulf to law & government (28 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a prosecutor recently out of law school and I've started to try misdemeanor cases.
Sometimes after a trial, I get a chance to ask jurors a question or two, about how they came to their decision. However, most of the time, people are bolt as soon as the case is over.
I think it's important to add that I've never been on a jury so I don't really know what goes on in there other than what I've seen in movies like "12 Angry Jurors".
What are your experiences serving on a criminal jury? Or even just the voire dire process?
What can I do as a prosecutor to more effectively gain your participation in voire dire and to present the case to you in trial? For what it's worth, most of the cases I do are generally shoplifting, assaults, driving while intoxicated and drug possession cases.