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A bench trial is a trial by judge as opposed to a trial by jury, in which a jury makes the decision.
TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 5 Answers Jun 29 in Politics

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It honestly depends. Sometimes one is better then the other but there is no absolute.<br />
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With a bench trial only one person has to be corrupted for it to go south. But then again jury nullification was used as a weapon to get KKK members off on murder trials so both can be abused.

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That's a good point. I think a judge might be somewhat more difficult to corrupt, but it has also happened before.

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What is the judge just plain doesn't like you?

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Every judge is probably a little different when it comes to sentencing. Do you think that a trial by jury is more beneficial than a bench trial?

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What do you mean by "Reliable"...

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In this context: Whether the outcome can be considered to be less likely to be influenced by prejudice, sentiment, jury tampering and so on.

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Yes.Absolutely.....Always get a good lawyer and request a jury trial...LOL

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jury trials are ba<x>sed on a group of people who may be influenced by others or something about you

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Do you think that trials by jury are less likely to end with an objective verdict?

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probably depends

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Bench trials are more professional I think. Juries are more vulnerable for outside influences.

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