Should we allow all women juries?

Introduction I was doing a trial the other day when the first 9 jurors chosen from the jury in waiting were women. The prosecutor and myself exchanged an arched-eyebrow look, as it seemed a possibility that we might get an all female jury. We didn’t. Although we did end up with 10 women and 2…

Police Officers and Juries

Minding the Gaps I One of the many controversial aspects of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 was the widening of the pool of people¬†who were eligible to serve on juries. The ECHR gave a very important judgment on this last year that potentially makes massive inroads in to when, if ever, police officers will be…