Forensic psych - Father of Forensic Psych = Hugo Munsterberg Civil cases just want money Criminal cases felony/murders Court systems ● State court ○

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Father of Forensic Psych = Hugo Munsterberg Civil cases: just want money Criminal cases: felony/murders Court systems State court trial court: in front of jury of our peers Appellate court: where you can appeal (no jury) State Supreme court (can go to us supreme court if necessary) (no jury) Federal court trial court Appellate court: where you can appeal (no jury) Us supreme court (no jury) Military court WaterHouse vs Hopkins Was an important decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issues of prescriptive sex discrimination and employer liability for sex discrimination. The employee, Ann Hopkins, sued her former employer, the accounting firm Price Waterhouse. She argued that the firm denied her partnership because she didn't fit the partners' idea of what a female employee should look like and act like. The employer failed to prove that it would have denied her partnership anyway, and the Court held that constituted sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The significance of the Supreme Court's ruling was twofold. First, it established that gender stereotyping is actionable as sex discrimination. Second, it established the mixed-motive framework that enables employees to prove discrimination when other, lawful reasons for the adverse employment action exist alongside discriminatory motivations or reasons McCleskey vs Kemp Warren McCleskey was convicted of two counts of armed robbery and one count of murder in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia. McCleskey was African American; his victim was white Atlanta Police Officer Frank Schlatt. At the sentencing hearing, the jury found two aggravating circumstances existed beyond a reasonable doubt: the murder was committed during the course of an armed robbery, and the murder was committed upon a police officer engaged in the performance of his duties. A finding of either aggravating circumstance was sufficient to impose the death penalty. Petitioner did not provide any mitigating circumstances, and the jury recommended the death penalty. The court followed the jury's recommendation and sentenced petitioner to death. On appeal to the federal courts via a habeas petition, petitioner alleged the state's capital sentencing process was administered in a racially discriminatory manner in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. Petitioner based his claims on a study, conducted by jurists David C. Baldus, Charles Pulaski, and statistician George Woodworth(the “Baldus study”), that indicated a risk that racial consideration entered into capital sentencing determinations. Facts Working w other ppl to rob a furniture store and a police officer was killed Got arrested on an unrelated He admitted that he was part of the robbery Process Found guilty @ trial appellate= guilty
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State Supreme court =guilty US Supreme court=guilty Burdens of proof Beyond a reasonable doubt (highest) (criminal) Clear and convincing (middle) (civil)
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