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Court Vocabulary and Pictures

Presentation goes along with court vocabulary for 12 Angry Men
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Sarah Butera

on 6 February 2011

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Transcript of Court Vocabulary and Pictures

Court Vocabulary Twelve Angry Men Court An assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial buisness Judge put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial Case A problem requiring investigation Trial the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law due process fair application of law motive a reason for doing something defendant an individual or group being sued or charged with a crime prosecute bring criminal action against (in a trial) prosecutor a government official who conducts criminal prosecution on behalf of the state jury a group of citizens chosen to hear evidence and make a decision
in a court of law Witness a person who testifies under oath in a court of law evidence all the means by which any alleged matter of facts whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved cross examine question closely, or question a witness that has
already been questioned by the opposing side premaditated plan beforehand testimony statements by witnesses under oath testify give testimony in a court of law Burden of Proof the duty of proving a disputed charge. The burden of proof is
always on the prosecutor circumstantial evidence evidence that suggests guilt but does not prove it. evidence that is like a rumor reasonable doubt When a juror or jury is not 100% positive that the person
on trial is guilty.
If the jury has reasonable doubt they must vote innocent guilt the state of having committed an offense innocent not guilty; harmless unanimous being in complete agreement. A unanimous decision. hung jury a jury that is unable to agree on a verdict.
The result is a mistrial, and the whole process must start again. verdict the decision reached at the end of a trial convict find or declare guilty first degree murder premeditated murder or murder committed with extreme cruelty justice the "correct" or justified outcome of the adminisration of law acuit to declare not guilty, free of blame, discharge completely
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