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Unit 2: Criminal Law

CHAPTER 8: TRIAL PROCEDURES

E-ACTIVITY: JURY SELECTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES (p. 221)

Activity: Complete an Organizer About the Jury Selection Process

“A jury of your peers.” “Twelve men, good and true.” Both of these familiar expressions remind us of a cornerstone of the Canadian legal system: our right—if accused of a serious crime—to be judged by our equals in a court of law. How are these individuals selected for jury duty? What are their responsibilities after they have been selected?

Find out more about the jury selection process and the role of a juror by completing an organizer about the jury system.

  1. The jury selection process is similar in all provinces and territories. Visit the Web site of the Ministry of the Attorney General for British Columbia to research the requirements for jury duty in that jurisdiction. Use the sample organizer below to organize your findings. Click here to download this organizer.
JURY DUTY ORGANIZER
Process by Which the Initial List of Prospective Jurors Is Selected

 

Requirements for Service

 

Disqualifications for Service

 

Exemptions for Service

 

Jury Panel Active Time

 

The Sheriff’s Role

 

Selection for Criminal Trials (a summary of the process)

 

Selection for Civil Trials (a summary of the process)

 

Employers’ Obligations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Visit the Web site of the Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario and the Web site of Saskatchewan Justice and compare their requirements and selection process with that of British Columbia. Summarize the differences.
  1. Visit the Web site of the Department of Justice Canada and summarize the responsibilities of a juror.
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