It will be your job to be a member of the
jury. For this case you will need to review all of the facts.
To accomplish this you are required to follow these steps.
STEP 1: Researching Trial
The first thing you
need to do is find information on trial procedures. You will need to find
information on questioning witnesses, developing effective opening and closing
statements, objections and courtroom etiquette. You may use the links that I
have set up for you on the main page and/or other resources that you may wish to
use, i.e. books, magazines, other web sites etc.
- Takes notes. Hand in notes to the
Supreme Court Judge Supervisor for a grade.
STEP 2: Reviewing the Case
You will need to review the facts presented
in trail only. I have several web sites linked to the main page that describe
the Lizzie Borden case; you may use them after
the trial. You may and should review the duties, responsibilities,
and rights of a juror prior to the trail!
- You are required to take notes on any research
you heard in the trail. Make sure you write down the web site that was
used for your information and hand in. Keep notes on witness testimony.
Your notes will be examined by the Supreme Court Judge Supervisor.
- You must develop a list of answers from
the forensic department that answer your decision on guilt or innocence.
I.e. What is the time of death? or, Who's blood was found on the ax?
- You will write down the web site that was
used for your information on jury responsibilities and hand in. Keep
notes on jury duties. Your notes will be examined by the Supreme Court Judge
STEP 3: Reviewing the Witnesses
Now you must put together your information
from each of the witnesses.
STEP 4: Opening and Closing Statements
- Write out a list of information that came
from each of the witnesses. Keep in mind the information must be relevant
to the case.
- Hand in your information for review from
the Supreme Court Judge Supervisor.
- You will also need to know the prosecution's
and defence's witnesses. Learn their background. During the trial
you will be evaluating these witnesses.
You will now need to listen to the opening and
closing statements. Follow the guidelines that the Judge instructed prior
WARNING: DO NOT TALK ABOUT THIS TRIAL WITH ANY OF THE JURY
MEMBERS UNTIL DELIBERATION BEGINS!!
- Hand in a written copy of your conclusions
to the Supreme Court Judge Supervisor.
IF YOU DO, A MISTRIAL WILL BE CALLED AND ....
A MISTRAIL WILL BE CALLED!
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