Biological and Psychological Theories

Jury duty is one of the requirements of being a citizen. Not everyone will be called for jury duty and not all those who are called will be selected to serve on a jury, but having a sufficient pool of jurors is important for the administration of justice. In this video, employees of the federal court system explain why jury duty is important.

Video source: https://youtu.be/iKpiwpajm6I

1. Is jury duty a right, a privilege, or an obligation?

2. What are the three bedrocks of democracy according to Thomas Jefferson?

3. Are jurors responsible for deciding on the facts of the case or on the law?

4. Why is having a diverse jury pool important?