Reflection Of The Movie 12 Angry Men

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12 Angry Men

How one dissenting juror argued on the behalf of the defendant and caused the jury to reconsider their initial guilty verdict.

The movie “12 Angry Men” is based in a jury room of a New York court in 1957, the movie gives a reflection of how the court process works in The United States America and other countries as they can be similar. Furthermore, it illustrated the complexities and challenges that a jury could face when deciding whether a defendant is guilty or not guilty. The film also gives an insight into legal and personal matters that can affect a case, which will be addressed in the following paragraphs.

The movie “12 Angry Men” follows twelve jurors in The United States of America during the closing argument of a murder case. The case involved a young Puerto Rican man who has been accused of his father's murder. The twelve members of the jury are chosen to deliberate the defendant’s innocence. A guilty verdict would have resulted in the execution of the defendant, by mean of the electric chair. When beginning their deliberations in the jury room 11 of the 12 jurors were quick to decide the defendant was guilty. As the twelve men try and come to a unanimous decision in relation to the case, one of the jurors cast multiple points for reasonable doubt on the case and the evidence provided by the prosecution. As the story develops personal issues such as ethnicity, social stature, and generalisation, start to affect the juror’s objectivity in relation to

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