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F Purpose This is an anonymous questionnaire to assess the manner in which people in general would judge various offenses. Below is a brief account of a criminal offense. You will be allotted as much time as you need to assess this case. When you have finished reading the case account, you will be asked to give your personal opinion concerning the case. That is, you are to assume the role of the judge and sentence the defendant described in the case account to a specific number of years in prison. Please remember that we are only interested in your personal opinion on this subject. In addition, it is your job to determine how guilty the defendant is. Your decision should not be based on outside factors, that is, you should not take into account the possibility of additional fines, parole, etc. Scenarios Jill Adoretti, age 70, was driving home from the grocery store on December 18 th . It had been snowing for several hours and the roads had not yet been plowed. Since she was in a rush to get home, Jill was
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Unformatted text preview: speeding. Because she was speeding, Jill did not notice a red light, went through it, and hit another car. The driver of the other car was rushed to the hospital where they were treated for serious injuries and later died of complications. Your job is to determine, based on your own judgment, how many years of imprisonment the defendant should receive. Please remember that the decision to grant parole is beyond your jurisdiction so you should not take that into consideration. In addition, you should rank, on a scale of 1 to 9, how guilty you feel the defendant actually is in your own opinion. In other words, how responsible do you feel the defendant is for the crime? Please record your opinion below. NUMBER OF YEARS IMPRISONMENT __________ Now, please indicate your impression of how guilty the defendant is in the situation. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Not guilty Extremely Guilty What is your age? __________ What is your gender? M F...
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