Effects Of Juror Prejudice Within The United States Court System

2999 Words Nov 28th, 2014 12 Pages
Abstract The United States Constitution guarantees each American certain rights and freedoms. This is one of the foundations that our country is built upon. Therefore it is important that we are willing to acknowledge when there could be issues that may be affecting the rights of our citizens. As science and technology have evolved over the years we have become accustomed to many advantages that we did not have in the past. From the ability to talking on the phone no matter where we are to major advancements in medicine we have entered an age where just about anything is possible. This includes the ability to exonerate those who have been wrongfully convicted. There are many reasons that someone could be wrongfully convicted. It is important that we acknowledge these reasons. Next we need to carefully examine each one individually in order to find the best solution so that we may one day only punish the guilty party rather than the innocent. This proposed research will examine the effects of juror prejudice within the United States court system. The researchers will be seeking out answers to the question regarding jurors being influenced by the racial makeup of the defendant, the victim or both. With the amount of incarcerated prisoners now being set free due to advancements in DNA technology, we need to ask ourselves why they were convicted in the first place. The court system should not be a place where attorneys only play to win. This should be a…
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