Copy these terms (sorry about the numbering errors!)
- discrepancy – a difference between facts; the facts don’t match up accurately. This can lead to reasonable doubt…..
- motive – the reason that one does something—the reason the defendant committed the crime.
3. hung jury – the jury cannot come to unanimous decision. The case can be retried.
4. alibi – a verifiable reason why the person did not commit the crime.
5. abstain – to not vote.This happens in Congressional votes.
1. acquittal – a not guilty verdict. The defendant can’t be tried again on an acquittal.
2. verdict – the jury’s outcome or decision at the trial…..guilty or not guilty.
3. foreman – the juror who leads the rest of the jury in the decision process.
4. Fifth Amendment- defendant is not compelled to testify against him or herself. The right to remain silent.
5. Warrant- permission given by a judge to search and/or seize
Here is more information you’ll need to know…
12 Angry Men
Written by Reginald Rose as a made for TV movie in the 1950’s.
– intended to illustrate the workings of a jury deliberation room
– Play is made up of 3 Acts
– no scenes because the setting never changes
Rose purposely leaves several keys items vague
– No Juror names. Jurors represent personality types not specific people.
– Setting is vague. It could have happened in any big city. Hints that it is in Chicago.
– No idea whether the boy committed the crime
– We do not know the race, religion, or education level of the defendant