A deadlocked jury remains an ever-present problem to a judge whose docket is filled with cases to be litigated. Throughout history, crude methods of coercion have been -employed by judges to pry a verdict from a deadlocked jury. While such methods have long since been abandoned, a more subtle, though equally effective, device known as the "Allen charge" is still utilized today to bring about the same result.
Deadlocked Juries-The "Allen Charge" Is Defuse,
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