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Designed to promote uniformity of instructions, Tenth Circuit Pattern Jury Instructions – Criminal simply and clearly states uniform jury instructions for criminal cases. In language commonly used and understood, the instructions state the law accurately and fully, without needless repetition. The text, for use with Federal Jury Practice and Instructions, contains suggestions for improving juror understanding of instructions, offers alternative instructions to fit the evidence of the case, and is useful for both judges and counsel.
The information, organized in a sequential format, and designed to facilitate rapid assembly and reproduction of a complete jury charge in a case, is suitable for submission to the jury in written form.