Juries - PsychologyandLaw JuryProcesses...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Psychology and Law Jury Processes
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Which amendment gives the right  to trial by a jury of ones peers? n 6th
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5 Assumptions about Juries:  First one n Tabula rasa  n “blank slate” n Don’t bring bias into the courtroom
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Voir dire as remedy to juror  bias n Can be done by judge (federal courts)  or lawyers (state and local courts) n Challenges n For cause (limitless) n Peremptory (limited, defense has more) n Batson v Kentucky 1986 Black defendant  denied right to jury of peers because 
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Second assumption n Evidentiary focus – make decision only  on admissible information presented at  trial n Pre-trial publicity usually results in pro- conviction bias n Can mitigate ptp effect if introduce  ulterior motive (e.g., want to sell papers)
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Opening statements set stage n “story model” n Theory of the crime n Defense can give opening statement  right after prosecution or after all  prosecution witnesses
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Inadmissible evidence n Instructions to disregard useless n Boomerang effect n Reactance n Ironic Process model – Wegner n Belief Perseverance  - even after  discredited, especially if schema-
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evidence n Videotape whole trial, edit and show  jury the edited version
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course PSYC 372 taught by Professor Heath during the Spring '11 term at Loyola Chicago.

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