jurynullification

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Alex Shields 000746817 PS 205-Kuzenski Short Assignment 4 Due: 4-3-07 Jury Nullification Meissner, Christian A., Brigham, John C., Pfiefer, Jeffrey B. 2003. Jury   Nullification: The  Influence of Judicial Instruction on the Relationship Between Attitudes and Juridic Decision- Making.”  in Basic and Applied Social Psychology . Vol : 25(3) Pp 243-254. This article dealt mainly with the idea that juries are influenced based on how they are instructed to act as well as what conditions the trial presents them with. The idea of juries taking matters into there own hands is also illustrated in this article. Jury nullification has dated back since the beginning of America. Pro- abolitionists would vote not guilty for those caught helping to free the slaves while anti- abolitionist juries fought back by refusing to convict slave owners of mistreating their slaves. The authors mention the trial of Washington D.C. mayor Marion Berry, who got off easy even after having to face videotapes of his crime. There is a strong opinion that
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PS 205 taught by Professor Kuzenski during the Spring '06 term at N.C. State.

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