Co-Sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Foundation
and the Quinnipiac Law School Criminal Law Society
Friday, January 28, 2011
2:30PM-5:30PM (with reception to follow)
Quinnipiac University School of Law – Grand Courtroom
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Panel #1:Individualized Jury Voir Dire: Do We Question Too Much?
Juries and Sentencing: Should Juries Have More Say?
Connecticut criminal trial juries are generally confined to deciding what facts the prosecution has proved to establish a defendant’s guilt of a crime. Outside the death penalty context, jurors don’t get to decide or recommend what the sentence should be or even to learn what sentencing consequences a defendant might face (such as a mandatory minimum prison term). Advocates maintain that juries should just decide “the facts,” and judges are better suited to decide what sentence a defendant should receive. Critics contend that juries are emasculated from evaluating and assessing a defendant’s true culpability.
"Juries and Justice" is open to the public and free of charge.
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