Please answer each question clear and concisely
In a jury trial, potential jurors are selected from a cross section of the local community. There is no requirement to have a certain education or background. The only requirement is to be a person of reasonable intelligence, who is not biased. For this discussion, respond to the following:
- Do you think citizens drawn from the community are capable of setting aside their personal feelings and biases to judge an accused? Why or why not?
- Are regular citizens able to understand complex concepts or emotional testimony? Why or why not?
- Some other countries use “mixed tribunals” that include several judges and citizens deciding cases together. List two reasons why you think a mixed tribunal system in the United States would be favorable, or two reasons why you oppose mixed tribunals, and remember to support your choices.