# A jury of 12 begins with the premise that the accused is innocent. Assume that these 12 jurors were chosen

## Question:

(a) Evidence in the trial of an innocent suspect is enough to convince half of all jurors in the population that the suspect is guilty. What is the probability that a jury convicts an innocent suspect?

(b) What type of error (Type I or Type II) is commit-ted by the jury in part (a)?

(c) Evidence in the trial of a guilty suspect is enough to convince 95% of all jurors in the population that the suspect is guilty. What is the probability that a jury fails to convict the guilty suspect?

(d) What type of error is committed by the jury in part (c)?

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