Calls to end ‘majority jury verdicts’ after research into wrong convictions

 

A LEGAL justice charity wants Britain’s jury process changed to stop “majority verdicts” being used to convict people of serious crimes, warning that it stems from a “racist and classist” reform from the 1960s.

Appeal, based in Clerkenwell, said that judges should only accept unanimous decisions as it unveiled its new report, Doubt Dismissed: Race, Juries and Wrongful Conviction at a launch event last Wednesday…

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