Making the justice system better for victims: consultation - easy read

Easy read summary of proposals in our consultation on improving victims' experiences of the justice system.

Juries in sexual offence trials

A jury is a group of people who listen to what is said in court during a trial.

The jury decides if the accused person committed the crime.

A juror is a member of the jury.

Serious sexual offence trials always have a jury.

Some people think this is right.

They think that it is best for all trials about serious crime to have a jury.

Other people think this is wrong.

They think that a judge should decide what happened in serious sexual offence cases.



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