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SS court (Q4)

burden of proof degree of proof required; in crinimal cases prosecutors must porve a defendants guilt beyond a resoable doubt
reasonable doubt proof of such a convincing character that you would be willing to rely and act upon it without hesitation in the most important of your own affairs
jury foreman this will be the person in charge of the jury and the person who will read the verdict to the judges and the defense
jury instruction a judges directions to the jury before it begins deliberations
jury deliberation the act of a jury considering and discussing testimony and evidence for the purpose of reaching a conclusion to a court case
hung jury a jury whose members cannot agree whether the accused is guilty or not- mistrial
verdict the decision of a trial jury
guilty a verdict by a jury that a person accused of a crime did commit it
innocent (not guilty) a verdict by a jury that a person accused of a crime did NOT commit it- free from guilt
evidence information presented in testimony that is used to persuade the jury to decide the case in favor of one side or the other
admissible a term used to describe evidence that may be considered by a jury or judge in civil and criminal cases (evidence allowed)
in-admissible a term used to describe evidence that may not be considered by a jury or judge in civil and criminal cases (evidence not allowed)
Created by: hkinlan9
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