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Unformatted text preview: SOP NOTES WEEK OF: 2/28/2011 Voir dire- juror selection process. Effects of pretrial publicity 2 types of studies * In experimental studies participants are exposed to some form of publicity and then are asked to assume the role of jurors in a simulated t rial Pretrial publicity has been found to affect jurors evaluations of the defendants character, the extent to which they like or sympathize with him, their pretrial thoughts about may have been altered by pretrial publicity not realizing that that info may or may not have been presented in the actual t rial as evidence, a source monitoring error. * In Field studies , respondents are surveyed to assess the effects of publicity about a particular real-life case. *Both types of studies reveal that jurors may be adversely affected by pretrial publicity. Pretrial publicity typically biases jurors against the defendant. TV media has a bigger impact than media on paper but the both together are huge impact....
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course SOP 4842 taught by Professor Reardon during the Spring '08 term at FIU.
- Spring '08