12 Angry Men Court System Vocabulary Quizlet
Terms in this set (18)
A killing that was planned ahead of time
The jury's final decision of the defendant's guilt or innocence
The reason why the crime might have been committed
Proof of innocence or guilt presented at a trial.
The inability of the jury to reach a unanimous decision
Doubt about the guilt of a criminal after considering all of the evidence
Everyone agrees. In a jury, all decisions must be unanimous, so all 12 jurors must agree that the defendant is guilty or that the defendant is innocent.
12 people brought into court to decide on the guilt or innocence of a defendant
To decide that someone is not guilty of a crime
The punishment of the guilty party decided by the judge
Proof of having been elsewhere during the crime, and therefore unable to have committed the crime.
To keep jury members away from the public during a trial.
The attorney who tries to prove that the defendant is guilty. This attorney has the BURDEN OF PROOF, or the responsibility to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime.
The attorney representing the defendant—wants a "not guilty" verdict
Formal discussion/arguments made by the attorneys
A person who has information about the crime and testifies under oath at the trial
To decide that someone is guilty of a crime.
A serious crime, such as murder
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