Anatomy of a Criminal Trial

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  • George Zimmerman
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  • court, criminal justice
  • court, criminal justice
  • court, criminal justice
  • court, criminal justice

Jury Pool and Selection

The trial jury in either a civil or criminal case is picked from a pool that has been chosen by the court. At the start of Zimmerman's trial, the judge and attorneys will pick six jurors and four alternates; typically, two alternates are chosen, but the judge in Zimmerman's case has requested two more as an apparent safeguard. The jurors are sworn-in by the court-clerk. (Photo: Fred Prouser-Pool/Getty Images)

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