Juror Information

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First of all, the information the court should get from a potential juror would be basic information about them. The basic information would include their age, race, job, etcetera. Next the court finds out characteristics about them such as leadership qualities, sensitivity, arrogance, attitudes, morality, values, and perception about certain situations. Learning about their past experiences and what they like to do for fun is important, too. These characteristics will help determine how the court may perceive the potential juror. Some examples of these would included what was that person’s biggest accomplishment or if that person has ever been a manager or has directed a project. The question about the person’s feelings about the current administration could also be asked. The following are standard questions that the court will ask potential jurors to see if any of which would keep them from being available for the whole trial: 1. Medical conditions 2. Mental conditions 3. Can you read, write and understand English? 4. Is anyone related to or associated with or worked with any of the people involved in this trial? 5. Does anyone have any beliefs that would keep them from forming a judgement against another person? 6. Does anyone know more about this case then they have just been told? 7. Can you be objective and fair to everyone involved in the trial? 8. Can you all understand and apply the law as it will be explained to you? The following questions would be asked of each potential jury themselves: 1. First, middle, last name and their age 2. City they live in 3. Whether they are married, single, divorced, separated 4. How many children they have and their ages 5. Type of education they have and the level th... ... middle of paper ... ...urthouse on time. A late comer can hold up a trial. Wear proper clothes for jury service. Important questions are given by the judge, the lawyers, or both to make sure the selected jurors are qualified for the fair trial for the suspect or a felon. Disqualified jurors will not be allow on trial. After a satisfactory jury is selected, the jurors swear or affirm to try the case and give a true verdict according to law and evidence.” (Selected To Serve, n.d.). Works Cited Osowski, B. How to Learn Juror Attitudes and Characteristics Received from http://www.jamespublishing.com/articles_forms/CivilLitigation/Voir_Dire_Questions.htm Schenkier, S. Standard Voir Dire Questions Received from http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov/Judge/Schenkier/sisvdir.htm Davenport A: Basic Criminal Law: The U.S. Constitution, Procedure, and Crimes. New Jersey: Prentice Hall (pg.106).

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