•Role of Juries, Including Verdicts

The Role of Juries, Including Verdicts

In trial by jury, the case is heard by a judge and jury

– Jury decides guilt/innocence

– Jury Act (1977) NSW

– Jurors are selected from electoral rolls

– Compulsory

– Prosecution and defense may reject jurors

– Majority verdict is 11-1, will only be accepted if the jury has deliberated for at least 8 hours and the court is satisfied Jury Amendments (Majority Verdicts) Act 2006


Extract from Legal Studies Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2009 Board of Studies NSW.