|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 45) and index.
|aA jury's duty : what's the difference between a criminal trial and a civil trial? -- Meeting the requirements : what does it mean to be an upstanding citizen? -- The big truth! : being excused -- Choosing the jury : why do jurors have to answer questions? -- Hearing the case : can jurors go home each night during a trial? -- Reaching a verdict : who can be the jury foreperson?.
|aExplains what a jury is, who can serve, how it is selected, what it does, and how a verdict is reached.
Learn just why juries are so important to U.S. society.A True Book: Civics series helps children become productive citizens by presenting core civic knowledge in a fun and engaging way. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study. While few people look forward to jury duty, it is a necessary part of the U.S. legal system. Readers will discover who is eligible for jury duty, how juries are selected, and which responsibilities jurors are tasked with.