Jury and Cambridge International Examinations

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2 Answer either Question 1 or Question 2. You should make appropriate reference to the source material supplied for each question. 1 Gasper, Rasper and Jasper go down to the local bar. Later in the evening the police raid the bar looking for illegal drugs. They find Gasper sitting inside about to light a cigarette. Rasper is sitting on the terrace outside the bar smoking a cigarette. Jasper is sitting in the lounge bar with a lighted cigarette in his hand. All three are charged with the offence of smoking in a smoke-free place. The landlord has failed to put up any notices in the bar prohibiting smoking.

(a) Consider whether each of the following has committed an offence under the Health Act 2006 and whether any of them has a defence: (i) (ii) (iii) Gasper Rasper Jasper. [20] (b) Which court would they be prosecuted in? What steps can each take to appeal against any conviction or sentence? [10] (c) Consider the value of the purposive rule in statutory interpretation and whether it has advantages over other rules of interpretation used by judges when applying legislation. [20] Source material Health Act 2006 c. 28 s. 1 (1) This Chapter makes provision for the prohibition of smoking in certain premises.

(2) In this Chapter (b) smoking includes being in possession of lit tobacco or of anything lit which contains tobacco, or being in possession of any other lit substance … s. 2 (1) Premises are smoke-free if they are open to the public. (4) In any case, premises are smoke-free only in those areas which are enclosed or substantially enclosed. s. 7 (2) A person who smokes in a smoke-free place commits an offence. (4) It is a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection 2 to show that he did not know, and could not reasonably have been expected to know, that it was a smoke-free place.

(6) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on summary conviction to a fine. © UCLES 2010 9084/02/O/N/10 3 2 Toad is tried at Barchester Crown Court charged with dangerous driving. The jury is about to be empanelled. Juror A has a conviction for dangerous driving 12 years ago when he was sentenced to a fine, Juror B has a conviction for burglary 8 years ago when he received a community punishment order, Juror C is currently undergoing treatment under a drug treatment and testing order.

(a) Consider the position of Juror A, Juror B and Juror C and decide whether the judge should allow each of them to sit on the jury for Toad’s trial. [20] (b) During the trial two jurors inform the Jury Bailiff that they have been approached outside the court and offered bribes to find the defendant not guilty. The Judge speaks to the jury and the two jurors inform him that they have told all the other members of the jury what has happened. The judge wants to discharge the jury. What courses are now open to him and what steps should he take?

[10] (c) What are the merits of continuing to use juries in criminal cases? [20] Source material Juries Act 1974 Schedule 1 Part 2 Persons disqualified from Jury Service s. 7 A person who has at any time in the last ten years in the United Kingdom: i. ii. iii. served any part of a sentence of imprisonment or had passed on him a suspended sentence of imprisonment or in England and Wales had made in respect of him a community order or rehabilitation order or drug treatment and testing order is disqualified from serving on a jury.

Criminal Justice Act 2003 c. 44 s. 46 Discharge of jury because of jury tampering (1) This section applies where – (a) a judge is minded during a trial on indictment to discharge the jury, and (b) he is so minded because jury tampering appears to have taken place. (2) Before taking any steps to discharge the jury, the judge must – (a) inform the parties that he is minded to discharge the jury, (b) inform the parties of the grounds on which he is so minded, and (c) allow the parties an opportunity to make representations.

(3) Where the judge, after considering such representations, discharges the jury, he may make an order that the trial is to continue without a jury if, but only if, he is satisfied – (a) that jury tampering has taken place, and (b) that to continue the trial without a jury would be fair to the defendants. © UCLES 2010 9084/02/O/N/10 4 BLANK PAGE Permission to reproduce items where third-party owned material protected by copyright is included has been sought and cleared where possible.

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