Likewise, saying that nobody proved that boy isn’t guilty, so he is guilty, involves error. Fallacy 3: ‘How come you believed her? She’s one of “them” too, isn’t she?’ – This statement by juror 8 involves ‘Attack on the person’. Instead of dealing with the fact that the lady had to say, the juror focused on lady, which can not justified relevant in discussion.
Assuming all men are created equal like Jefferson said, then slaves should have never existed. Mr. Finch adds “ a jury is only as strong as the men that make it up.” Granted the men that make it up do not believe two men of different races are equal. Tom should be given a fair trail with an unbias jury. Assuming a white male was being accused of raping a black female, the case would have been dismissed as the female lying.
No. 8: Yes, I do… [sighing and shaking head slowly] It was hard and some of the jurors were just hard headed, we were starting to think that we were a hung jury but in the end, we came to a unanimous conclusion that the boy is not guilty. Interviewer: One last thing, do you have any problems or opinions with today’s jury system?
Initially, he changes his vote from guilty to not guilty when the doubt of not guilty increasing. Oppositely, when the guilty favouring jurors provide the some more information towards not guilty the ad executive with a compelling argument he is influenced to reverse his not-guilty vote. After questioning, the advertising executive is not able to state his own reasons for his change of decision. His reliance on others is a good example of informational social influence in the movie. Group Performance Process-
Arthur Miller utilizes John Proctor to prove that one is either with or against the court. The court wants Proctor to confess of witchcraft in order for him to live, but he is reluctant to do so. He is hanged because he stood up for his moral rights, and he does not say what the court wants to hear from him, a confession. Proctor might have been right in denying the
But is that really a bad thing? In other words, everyone views the world differently, and although this may lead to some personal prejudice, these different opinions can give different sides to each story to help solve a case. In the movie, Juror 8 stands alone. When all other jurors vote for the teenager to die, he is the lone opposer.
At the point when consultations continue, eighth Juror endeavors to break separated the declaration of the capturing cop that the litigant was not able name the films that he had asserted to have seen that night. He affirms that conceivably the litigant just overlooked the names of the movies and who was in them "under awesome passionate trouble. Upon further discussion about the switchblade, it becomes questionable whether or not the defendant would have made the stab wound, “down and in,” which would be contrary to his knowledge and experience with how to use such a
He fills in an X and hands the pencil to NO. 12” (Rose) . The quote shows that juror number twelve really didn’t care whether the victim was pleaded innocent or guilty. It is also another piece of evidence that supports the fact that juror number twelve was just going to agree with the side that had more votes. Overall, the characters in the movie “Twelve Angry Men” are all different and can be described by different things due to their actions and personalities.
I display this characteristic by caring for others when they need someone to help them or be with them. Confidence is another characteristic juror 8 displays because he was the only juror to vote not guilty knowing he was going to get bad feedback from the rest jurors. For instance, he stated “there were eleven votes for “guilty.” It’s not easy for me to raise my hand and
On the other hand, if Ward did not fail the test, then the police lied to him in an attempt to get him to confess. What makes the use of the polygraph significant to Ward and Fontenot 's innocence is the role it played in the investigation. There are two options: either Ward truly failed the test, or the police lied to him to elicit a confession. Either way, there is no strong evidence that proves, or even indicates that Ward had anything to do with Denice Haraway. Despite the validity of the test, Ward 's polygraph was the key that unlocked the door to his Karl Fontenot 's
Participants should not just be college students and determine if the jurors themselves could be considered discredited. Jurors’ maybe racist, sexiest, ageist may judge the eyewitness or the accused with no regard towards the evidence. Another limitation was the lack of knowledge of the jurors. They could have no knowledge in regards to the subject of criminal law and forensics to determine the outcome of a trial.
The main priority is to discuss the defendant’s innocence or guilt. By keeping the subject of discussion on the boy, Juror Eight, has an easier time convincing the rest of the jury that he is not guilty of the murder of his father. Juror Three, the main antagonist of Twelve Angry Men, doesn’t possess the perseverance that Juror Eight does. Juror Three doesn’t have a reasonable cause, which in turn weakens his argument. His bottled up emotions over his son become a problem later in the play when
Memories are not a form of physical evidence and therefor should not be used. The use of physical evidence in criminal cases has a far better chance of convicting the true criminal, verses using memories or thoughts as evidence, there is no way to back up the evidence if it is based off of a memory. There have been a numerous amount of cases that have been dismissed due to the jury not believing in the repressed memories. It’s impossible to have a strong case when the jurors do not even believe the information given to