Being Guilty or Innocent

A jury system should be used in court because juries are public guardians. Also for the reason that there is reasonable doubt. And juries request forensic evidence so the reasoning is accurate. Meaning that there should be a jury system for the reasons listed.

Jury systems should be used in court because they are public guardians. For example in text #4 The American Trial Jury: Current Issues and Controversies it says ‘The Jury is the guardian of the public trust and the voice od the communities values inside a legal system dominated by lawyers and judges.’ This quote meaning is that Juries are citizens that could express their voices inside a legal system which is more respected and heard of. Others may say that juries are biased because they have different views of the subject. For example, the race of the subject could lead to him/her to being guilty or innocent.

Another reason why there should be a jury system in court is reasonable doubt. For example in text #3 Judge orders man free after 28 years, cites unfair trial it says ‘The Judge said he didn’t see proof of smalls innocence but was persuaded that prosecutors must decide if there is enough evidence to put him on trial again.’ The definition of this quote is that if you have any doubt that the defendant is guilty the defendant is innocent because of reasonable doubt. Others may say that there is pressurement. For example in text#3 ‘Bollinger, 47 said he testified falsely at Small’s trial because prosecutors promised charges he faced would be dropped in exchange and threatened the death penalty if he didn’t cooperate.’

The last reason that Jury systems should exist in court is the use of forensic evidence. For example, in text #1 How the CSI Effect Influences American Jurors it says ‘Professionals worry that jurors may acquit guilty defendants because forensic evidence is not presented by the prosecution at trial.’ meaning that if proof is not presented it will lead the jurors to think the defendant is innocent. Others may argue that there is the CSI Effect. For example, in text #1 How the CSI Effect Influences American Jurors it says ‘While some existing evidence on Juror decision making is consisted with the CSI Effect it is equally plausible that watching CSI has the opposite impact on Jurors and increases tendency to convict.’ meaning that the effect will cause the defendant to look guilty.

A jury system should be used in court because juries are public guardians. Others may say that juries are biased because they have different views of the subject. Such as the race of the subject could lead to him/her to being guilty or innocent. Also, reasonable doubt could help out defendants to be innocent. The last reason that Jury systems should exist in court is the use of forensic evidence.