INSIDE THE COURT HOUSE

Learn what happens

Just click on the people in the court picture. It's reproduced with permission from 'Lets Talk Court'.

The Judge Is in charge of the court. They decide if the defendant is guilty of committing the offence beyond reasonable doubt. If there is a jury, the jury will decide this instead. The Jury The jury is made up of 12 adults. (Jurors) Sometimes there isn't a jury. If there is a jury they will decide whether the defendant is guilty or not guilty. The prison oficer The prison officer has brought the prisoner to court. Registrar The Registrar helps the judge and make sure that court processes are followed. The Police oficer They help the prosecutor by saying what the police saw. The Prosecutor Their job is to prove that the defendant is guilty of committing the offence beyond reasonable doubt. The Defence Layer They may question the defendant and other people who have anything to say about what happened. The Defendant or Accused Is the person who the police say has committed the offence. The Public Members of the public can come to a court case, and they sit here in the gallery. The Witness's Suporter This is the person who the judge has agreed can support the witness in court. The Witness Witnesses are the people who have seen or heard anything that will help the judge or jury decide what has happened.