A jury trial is not a game requiring fair play between two competing teams. It is a system that has evolved to balance the interests of society in punishing and deterring crime and the interests of the individual in not being wrongly convicted and punished.
"Jury advocacy — the defence approach,"
ADR Bulletin: Vol. 9
, Article 5.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/adr/vol9/iss10/5