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  Criminals and the law
1: Someone breaks the law
2: Charges
3: Remand
4: Get ready for court
5: The Magistrates' Court
6: The Crown Court
7: The Sentence
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New laws about kids on the streets

 
The scales of justice 6: The Crown Court
The more serious crimes are dealt with in this type of court with a judge and a jury making the decisions.

The jury is a group of 12 ordinary people chosen by chance from everyone in the country.

When the jury have heard the reasons for the defendant being guilty and the reasons for them being innocent they make their decision.

At least ten of the people on the jury must agree for them to be able to give their 'verdict'.


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