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12 Angry Men terms

Key terms from the play Twelve Angry Men

QuestionAnswer
hung jury a jury that fails to reach a verdict
acquittal the act of deciding that a person is not guilty of a crime
unanimous agreed to by everyone
1st-degree murder a crime in which one wrongfully causes the death of another person after rationally considering the timing or method of doing so
Fifth Amendment guarantees that a person on trial for a criminal offense cannot be forced to testify against him or herself
burden of proof duty or obligation of the prosecution to demonstrate the defendant’s guilt
sadist a person who enjoys inflicting pain on others. (Juror THREE is perhaps one.)
reasonable doubt uncertainty as to a criminal defendant's guilt
conviction the act of proving that a person is guilty of a crime in a court of law
bigot a person who hates or refuses to accept the members of a particular group (such as a racial or religious group)
hasty generalizations drawing conclusions without sufficient knowledge or information, usually using faulty reasoning
Created by: MrReise
 

 



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