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Jurors are supposed to: be impartial, consider only the evidence, consider all the evidence, and follow the law. So much for theory.
Jury Nullification: Cause and Effect
Jurors are supposed to follow the law, but sometimes don't. Learn why they don't, and what the result is.
External Influences on Juries
Jury tampering is a crime that occurs when people improperly influence jurors. Jurors can also be improperly influenced—sometimes by their own doing—without anyone committing a crime.
When Jurors Sleep or Don't Pay Attention
You wouldn’t know it from watching TV, but courtrooms aren’t always exciting.
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If Jurors Cannot Agree, Will the Judge Force Them to Reach a Verdict?
Judges can generally encourage—but not force—criminal juries to render judgment.