@accalia said in "Admissible evidence":
@raceprouk said in "Admissible evidence":
@khudzlin said in "Admissible evidence":
The Japanese court system is very different from the US one. One of its feature is trials being decided by a judge rather than a jury.
Trials being decided by a judge instead of a jury exist in the US too.
in fact, cases decided by a jury are the clear minority of criminal cases in the US
i don't have the statistics in front of me but IIRC it's something like: 80% plea batgain, 15% trial by judge (defendant did not request a jury even after being told they could), 5% jury trial.
...... something along thouse rough lines anyway.
The problem with jury trials is that a group of people with no experience in legal matters are usually easier to fool and/or sway with emotional appeals than a single judge is. Obviously, this benefits the side that is "correct", so a person who committed a crime would be more likely to be found innocent, while a person who didn't commit the crime would be more likely to be found guilty.