Insight for Sunday 28 June 2009
Its origins can be traced back 800 years and it's considered by many to be the very bastion of justice.
But, David Bain's re-trial has led to renewed calls for New Zealand's jury system to be overhauled.
Is this country's legal system flawed and is it time to re-think juries?
Radio New Zealand's Justice Reporter, Penny Smits, investigates.