In forgetting our fundamental principles of justice, The Trial’s fascinating run fell down at the last

The Secret Barrister

*SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen the end of The Trial: A Murder In The Family, don’t read on. Unless you’ve no intention of watching it, in which case do as you please.*

Last night, Channel 4’s The Trial: A Murder In The Family drew to a close. At the end of a five-day run showing edited highlights of the augmented reality trial of Simon Davis for the murder of his estranged wife Carla, the finale dragged us inside the emotional furnace of the jury room as the twelve jurors deliberated with a ferocity belying the academic nature of their task.

2835 The Trial: A Murder in the Family, Photograph by Channel 4

Despite the judge giving a majority direction – where instead of a unanimous verdict, a court can accept a verdict agreed by 10 of the 12 jurors – the factfinders remained aggressively deadlocked. Eight were unpersuaded of the…

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The Women Without a Conscience in the Wrongly Accused Men’s Lives – Watch Out!

A Generation of Girls Growing Up Without a Conscience Jilly Prather, Advocate After receiving an email on Monday morning from the mother of a man who was wrongfully convicted of sexually molesting his step-daughter, I sat back and pondered a few things glaring at me about his case. I see an increasing number of fathers…

via The Women Without a Conscience in the Wrongly Accused Men’s Lives – Watch Out! — The Innocence Chronicles