Jury Psychology_3CC3_v2003

Jury Psychology_3CC3_v2003 - Forensic Jury Jury Selection...

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3/12/11 Jury Forensic
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3/12/11 Jury Selection Pretrial Publicity Jury Decision- making Jury Instructions How well are they understood? Can comprehension be improved? Decision- making Models Evaluation of Evidence Other Factors U.S. only U.S. only
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3/12/11 Harrisburg Seven (1972) Daniel Berrigan Phillip Berrigan é Conspiracy to destroy draft board records é Conspiracy to kidnap Henry Kissinger é Conspiracy to bomb D.C. heating tunnels
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3/12/11 Jay Schulman
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3/12/11 Donald Vinson
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3/12/11 Advantages of Jury Research 1. Shows questions jurors want answered 2. Early identification of problems in case 3. Indicates how jurors see the case 4. Prepares the ground for mediation 5. Provides realistic damage assessments 6. Indicates graphics needed
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3/12/11 O.J. Simpson Marcia Clark O.J. Simpson Case Jo-Ellen Demetrius O.J. support - Black women 3 Dislike Clark - Black women 3 Best jurors: Young Blue- collar Less educated Low SES Black women Final Jury: 1 Black man 8 Black women 2 White men 1 Latino man
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3/12/11 Jury Research Methods 1. Mock juries 2. Shadow Juries 3. Community Surveys Presented with trial evidence beforehand; verdicts noted Sit in court each day, provide feedback to attorneys Identify undesirable jurors
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3/12/11 Mixed results – no clear relationship 4. Race-ethnicity, Religion Mixed results – no clear relationship 3. Age, Gender Mixed results – no clear relationship 2. Education Mixed results – no clear relationship 1. Socioeconomic Status (SES)
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3/12/11 F-Scale 1. Authoritarianism Right-Wing Authoritarianism Scale (RWA)
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3/12/11 F-Scale F-Scale ( 6-point scale; Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree ) “Obedience and respect for authority are the most important virtues children should learn” “What this country needs most … is a few courageous, tireless, devoted leaders in whom the people can put their faith.” What youth need most is strict discipline, rugged determination, and the will to work and fight for family and country .” Most of our social problems would be solved if we could somehow get rid of the immoral, crooked, and feebleminded people .”
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3/12/11 F-Scale F-Scale ( 6-point scale; Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree ) “People can be divided into two distinct classes: the weak and the strong” “No weakness or difficulty can hold us back if we have enough will power.” Most people don't realize how much our lives are controlled by plots hatched in secret places.” Human nature being what it is, there will always be war and conflict .” The wild sex life of the old Greeks and Romans was tame compared to some of the goings-on in this country, even in places where people might least
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3/12/11 RWA Scale “Our country desperately needs a mighty leader who will do what has to be done to destroy the radical new ways and sinfulness that are ruining us.” “The real keys to the 'good life' are obedience, discipline, and sticking to the straight and narrow.” Some of the worst people in our country are those
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