General Descriptive Terms for Various Types of Juries:

Foreign Jury – a jury obtained from a jurisdiction other than that in which the case is brought.

Impartial Jury – a jury that has no opinion about the case at the start of the trial and that bases its verdict on competent legal evidence.

Jury of Peers – a jury comprised of persons equal in status, rank, &/or character as the accused.

Jury of the Vicinage – a jury from the county (“vicinity”) where the crime occurred.

Mixed Jury – a jury composed of both men and women or persons of different races.

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