Should the jury system be done away with?

@J_peso (2434)
United States
October 25, 2006 5:04pm CST
Should the jury system be done away with? Especially in cases involving medicine/subjects that require proior knowledge ? My stand: I think the jury system should be removed ...cos the jury in genral has a greater chance of being ignorant and hence biased.Decisions made by the jury is usually based on pre conceived notions than based on facts presented.
6 responses
• United States
25 Oct 06
nope the jury should get 100% more power to decide every case even traffic!!
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@J_peso (2434)
• United States
25 Oct 06
well traffic its differnet almost everyone drives and so prolly can make the right decision but then again its gonna be a buiased decision based on the background of the defendant etc when it comes to issues invovlin expertise .......the jury is ill informed .......Eg lets say medical neglegience.......well 99% jury starts with assumptions that the Dr is rich and so should pay whether he was negligient or not........Many assume all Drs do get huge cuts from pharm cmpys etc.....and so shouldnt be allowed to keep the money For starters the jury system is obsolete .......And to follow it up it has a bunch of people who are ill informed and biased .....how can justice be served ?
• United States
26 Oct 06
doctors have insurance to cover court costs and people are not that stupid.
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@J_peso (2434)
• United States
26 Oct 06
lol doctors having insurance..So you saya its right to rip them off? Dont you think rite now you overlooked a certain aspect and kinda made not the absolute right decision?:)
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
25 Oct 06
I agree. Juries can easily be swayed by a single strong personality in the group. There have even been studies done that show that, if you're innocent, you're better off with a judge than with a jury.
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• Hyderabad, India
26 Oct 06
i aggre u
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@J_peso (2434)
• United States
26 Oct 06
exactly the jury system is too old now to be pertained with...its more a hinderance to justice
@all_n_one (2005)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I think there should be a better way. I don't know how it should work but all i know is there are allot of guilty people on the streets and allot on innocent people locked up in jail.
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@J_peso (2434)
• United States
30 Oct 06
exactly ..thats what im tlakin abt:)
• United States
26 Oct 06
well now a days it's part of the job so they should be prepaired for it! I think there should be a cap on the amount they should have to pay but if they make a mistake they should be resposible just Like everybody else when they make a mistake! It's not a rip off to perfect your skills! They are not special should not be treated that way either. What would you do if you went for surgery and they took off the wrong leg or wrong arm????
@slctalbot (286)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Have you ever been on a jury?
@srhelmer (6934)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
26 Oct 06
In civil situations, I agree, a judge would be better at deciding than a jury. However, in a criminal situation, a jury is still the best. You have to have all 12 people convinced of your guilt or you go free, even if 11 think you're guilty and one doesn't.