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Jurors 'should use written directions'

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More than two-thirds of juries in criminal trials in England and Wales do not understand the legal directions given to them by a judge, a two-year study for the Ministry of Justice has found.

Professor Cheryl Thomas, from the faculty of Laws, University College London, and the report's author, explains the results.

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