Spotlight On Civic Action: The Importance of Jury Service, 1st Edition

  • Kaisa Walker
  • Published By: Powerkids Press
  • ISBN-10: 1508164800
  • ISBN-13: 9781508164807
  • DDC: 347.73
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The U.S. Constitution guarantees citizens the right to fair trials by jury. However, without people to participate in jury service these fair trials would be impossible. Jurors and judges work together to determine the fate of criminal and civil cases. The people chosen to serve on a jury come from all backgrounds to provide a proper representation of the U.S. population. This book explains every aspect of jury service, from juror selection to juror duties. Information about the history of U.S. trials by jury aids readers in understanding the importance of this civic duty.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What's a Jury?.
2: Grand Juries.
3: A History of Juries.
4: Juries in the United States.
5: Selection Process.
6: Becoming a Juror.
7: A Constitutional Right.
8: Checks and Balances.
9: The U.S. Court System.
10: Citizen Empowerment.
11: Resolving Disputes Peacefully.
12: Get Educated!.
Primary Source List.