The first Vicky Price jury should not have been discharged. It should have been told to only consider the evidence heard in Court and left to deliberate. Juries are independent and free - they can reject the evidence, reject the Judge's directions and should not be discharged for recalcitrance Recalcitrance is what they do best. It is what they are there for. It does not bring justice into disrepute, it is what justice is. Juries should only deliver a verdict on the evidence heard in Court, but they cannot be compelled to do so. They cannot be compelled to do anything. Long may that remain so.