Have You Reached a Verdict?

Serving on a jury—reaching a decision that affects the life of a stranger—demands a person's best thinking and motives. Especially, perhaps, in criminal cases, the juror has a serious responsibility, since his job is to determine on the basis of the evidence presented whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty of the charges.

Arriving at this decision on one's own and also agreeing on a verdict with fellow jurors is not always easy. The juror has to weigh the evidence and decide for himself whether or not the prosecutor's case establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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