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The Jury ... 12 good men (or women) and true...
25-08-2005, 12:53 PM
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The Jury ... 12 good men (or women) and true...

So do you have faith in the British Justice system? What are the flaws, if any?

... or do you think Dolores is trying to hard to post up stuff that may provoke debate?! d'oh there I go again going off topic in my own thread and on the first post!!!

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25-08-2005, 01:10 PM
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Shame on you Dol! :mad2: :laugh:

As far as your question goes, I can't see a better way of doing it. I think to leave a trial to a judge is an unfair way of doing it and a jury of twelve people gives a diverse range of opinions, so therefore is fairer.

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25-08-2005, 01:11 PM
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Absolutely not! It stinks. I mean you have Jeffery Archer getting 4 years for perjury then you have the recent case in Glasgow where a woman who kicked another woman (over a parking space) in the head several times causing her to die gets 200 hours community service!! I am not saying that Archer should not have got 4 years, he lied and he should have been punished for it, but on most occassions the crime just does not justice some of the poxy sentences that are handed out. :ranting:

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25-08-2005, 01:24 PM
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What I mean is sack those dithering fools who don't live in the real world and have the victims hand down the sentences!! Ok, this will never happen but honestly some of these judges are way too old and live too high up in their ivory towers to pass down a practical and deserving sentence!

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25-08-2005, 01:32 PM
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I agree with the sentencing issue Bella. It is appalling and criminals get off far too easy. The sentences just do not seem to commit the crime.

I've been watching a few crime shows with Mr tiggs lately (he loves them) and have been appalled at how the Police just 'caution' so many criminals. It seems like a major crime needs to be committed to just get arrested nowadays. If it was nipped in the bud in the early stages, it just might not get so out of hand.

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25-08-2005, 02:58 PM
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I didn't know the jury had any say in the sentencing? is this true?

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25-08-2005, 03:04 PM
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No they don't Dol, it is the judge who hand down the sentences. Have I put that in my post? :unsure:

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25-08-2005, 03:10 PM
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tigger767 Wrote:I can't see a better way of doing it. I think to leave a trial to a judge is an unfair way of doing it and a jury of twelve people gives a diverse range of opinions, so therefore is fairer.

I agree :thumbsup:


I also agree that the sentencing can be a joke and the sentence often doesn't fit the crime.

I think the whole justice system needs a overhall.
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25-08-2005, 07:27 PM
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The system should definitely be overhauled and sentances for the same types of crime should be in place wherever you live and whatever judge you are in front of. Judges opinions about certain crimes are varied and biased meaning that the sentencing system becomes unfair leading to costly appeals.
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25-08-2005, 07:53 PM
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The Legal system in the UK is prehistoric!!!! So are most of the Judges who dont have a CLUE about living in the real world!

I would LOVE to be a magistrate - as long as they bring back Borstal and I could send all the anti social muppets there......... :devil:

It must be quite galling to be in the Police force, to work on a murder case, catch the guilty party and then watch some old fart in a wig dish out a measley 18 month sentance.....

unless of course.................there was the money or property of one of the "old boys network" involved and then the guilty party is probably looking at 5+ years! WHEN did money become more important than the life of another human being????

No wonder the Uk is being over run by hooligans - they are sticking their 2 fingers up at the legal system day in day out because it is a complete ASS!


Hmmmmmm best put me soap box away...........

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