Comparing jurisdictions


At the end of the deliberation, the jury returns to the courtroom and the judge asks them if they have a verdict.
To reply, the foreman, or the first juror, stands, and if they have indeed arrived at a decision, he/she pronounces the verdict on each charge.
The first juror is appointed to be the delegate of the jury and to speak in their name.

Image : The foreman of the jury reads the verdict, United States.

Dominique Lemarié. 1978. felt tip pen, 36x42,5 cm.

© Dominique Lemarié