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What is the Role of a Judge and Jury in Legal Systems?
what is the role of a judge and a jury?
please i am really stuck i need to know the roles.
The role of the judge is to make sure that the trial he presides over is correct with impartiality towards both cases.
The lawyers will argue that something should or should not be used as evidence and the judge will determine if what they say is valid and proper in the legal system and the courts by precedence of past cases of law dating back to the birth of our nation and the Declaration of Independence.
The judge is like an umpire in a baseball game. He stands behind the plate and rules on strikes, and balls. He also determines and decides if a player is safe or out when the try and steal a base. The lawyer is like the team coach that will argue his player is right.
But a jury determines if a person or company is right or wrong by the evidence presented in court. A jury consists of at least 6 members and usually 12 with others listening also in case something happens and a juror needs to be dismissed during trial.
Usually a jury member is impartial and knows nothing of the case. After the trial is done they will be instructed by the judge to come up with a verdict of guilty or innocence.
Once they agree on the trial they let the court know their decision. Once the decision is heard from the judge they will determine what kind of sentence to give based upon the severity of the crime.
Usually there are guidelines that help a judge determine the length of time a person will do because of the crime and also monetary amounts that he believes is warranted by the injustice.
Sometimes a judge can award extra money against a company that he feels could stop other companies doing the same thing.