What happened to trial by jury? "Between the 19th century and the 21st century, [due to plea bargaining] the proportion of guilty pleas has increased from around 20% to 90% and the numbers continue to grow..."
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-happen...In the United States today, juries decide less than 4% of criminal cases and less than 1% of civil cases filed in court. At the same time, jury systems in other countries are growing. So what happened in the US? And could the disappearance of juries be a good thing? Suja A. Thomas explores both sides of this dilemma. Lesson by Suja A. Thomas, animation by Globizco.