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NCJ Number: 43952 Find in a Library
Title: JURY - THOSE WHO SERVE
Author(s): P FLEMINGMIKAN P
Corporate Author: Connecticut Office of the Jury Administrator
Judicial Department
United States of America
Project Director: P MIKAN
Date Published: 1977
Sponsoring Agency: Commercial Cannery Exchange Building
Farmington, CT 06032
Connecticut Office of the Jury Administrator
Hartford, CT 06106
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 76-NI-001-01
Sale Source: Commercial Cannery Exchange Building
270 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06032
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS SEMIDOCUMENTARY FILM PORTRAYS ASPECTS OF THE LEGAL PROCESS IN GENERAL, WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON THE JURY SYSTEM; IT IS DESIGNED FOR USE IN PUBLIC EDUCATION, JURY ORIENTATION, AND SECONDARY AND POSTSECONDARY INSTRUCTION.
Abstract: BY EXAMINING THE ROLES OF THE THREE JURORS -- ONE SERVING ON A CIVIL CASE, ONE ON A CRIMINAL CASE, AND ONE WHO 'SITS AND WAITS,' -- COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT JURY DUTY ARE DISPELLED. THE PROCESS OF JURY SELECTION FROM VOTER LISTS IS DESCRIBED; THE FILM THEN FOLLOWS THE THREE REPRESENTATIVE JURORS, EACH WITH A DIFFERENT ATTITUDE ABOUT JURY DUTY, THROUGH THEIR PERIODS OF SERVICE. THE JURORS ARE IMPANELLED FOR INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP VOIR DIRES, DURING WHICH THE JUDGE AND ATTORNEYS QUESTION PROSPECTIVE JURORS AND ELIMINATE CERTAIN OF THEM EITHER 'FOR CAUSE' OR BY 'PEREMPTORY CHALLENGE.' THE TRIAL PROCESS IS EXAMINED FROM THE JUDGE'S INITIAL REMARKS TO THE PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE, QUESTIONING OF WITNESSES, CLOSING REMARKS OF THE ATTORNEYS, JUDGE'S CHARGE TO THE JURY, AND DELIBERATIONS. THE CONCEPT OF CIVIC DUTY INHERENT TO JURY SERVICE IS STRESSED THROUGH THE EXAMPLE OF A JUROR WHO IS NEVER CALLED TO SIT ON A JURY, BUT SERVES NONETHELESS MERELY BY BEING AVAILABLE IN THE JURY WAITING ROOM. THE FILM COMBINES NARRATION AND DRAMATIC ENACTMENT.
Index Term(s): Judicial process; Juries; Juror utilization; Jury selection; Public education
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. 26 MINUTES, 16MM COLOR & SOUND, 1977
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