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LAWS2114 Essay

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Final Essay for the subject LAWS2114 on the topic of majority jury verdicts in criminal law.

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Juries Law Government Hung jury Jury trial Jury Trial by jury in Scotland Juries in England and Wales Unanimity Verdict Apodaca v. Oregon Allen v. United States Morris Forbes Dan Rogers Mary Westcott
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Juries Law Government Hung jury Jury trial Jury Trial by jury in Scotland Juries in England and Wales Unanimity Verdict Apodaca v. Oregon Allen v. United States Morris Forbes Dan Rogers Mary Westcott
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Detractors of majority verdicts argue that this undermines the ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ standard of proof required in criminal trials, while supporters rebut that majority verdicts are justified. The use of majority jury verdicts, both in Australia and internationally, suggests that there is no erosion of justice or perversion of the presumption of innocence. Unanimous jury verdicts have a significant history as a fundamental part of criminal justice, not only in Australia but...
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