Introduction: This report considers three distinct aspects of the jury system in Victoria:
• the use of peremptory challenges and the Crown right to stand aside jurors in criminal trials
• the identification of jurors by name or number in court
• the additional juror system, in particular the balloting off of excess jurors at the time the jury is required to retire to consider its verdict.
The review covers both criminal and civil jury trials.
A particular focus of the review has been the effect of these processes on jurors.