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NCJ Number: 77655 Find in a Library
Title: Adversaries - Impaneling the Jury
Corporate Author: Michigan Media
United States of America
Date Published: 1967
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Michigan Media
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Roscoe Pound-American Trial Lawyers Foundation
Washington, DC 20007
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Part of a series of training demonstrations by practicing trial lawyers and law enforcement officers in a criminal prosecution, this film examines voir dire in a robbery/murder case.
Abstract: The film illustrates both the challenge for cause and the peremptory challenge. The film shows the dismissal of several jurors based on their prior knowledge of one of the attorneys in the case; their discussion of the case with someone who allegedly knew the facts of the case; and their contact with the deceased proprietor of the Big Ten Party and Beverage House in Ann Arbor, Mich., who was allegedly robbed and murdered by the defendant. In addition, the judge is shown ruling against the sequestering of the jury and cautioning jury members not to discuss the case with each other until the conclusion of the trial. See NCJ 77644-54 and NCJ 77656-59.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Jury selection; Michigan; Voir dire
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