Improving jury directions

Two professors at the University of Glasgow School of Law have published research into various methods of improving the directions the judges give to juries. They found that the most effective ways to impove jurors’ understanding of their task were to put the...

Plain English in jury instructions

The Lord Chief Justice gave suspended prison sentences to two jury members for their behaviour in two trials. One trial had to be abandoned because one juror had researched the case on the internet. And the other juror had written to the convicted defendants,...
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