Hung jury - the de facto third verdict

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Abstract

The 15 juror courtroom may be viewed as a self-compensating system with in-built safety mechanisms to accommodate attrition, diversity and even jury nobbling. The hung jury can be viewed as a de facto third verdict and Scotland’s not proven verdict is arguably a more sophisticated and empowering version of the ‘too close to call’ option in modern comparative jurisprudence – regardless of its historic evolution. In reality every coin has three surfaces.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2017

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