The Trial Process (not including stuff on the PPT)
The Purpose of a trial (3 slightly different definitions.)
Dealing with 2 or more contrasting version of facts. Judges have to decide which one is the truth.
1. Everyone who enter the trial has the same p
Child Witnesses: Allegations of Sex Abuse
Eg: Mcmartin Preschool Abuse trial. (longest and most expensive criminal trial in American
history.) and no convictions.
- Child was unable to identify ray from photos,
- Medical examinations of the boy shoed no s
Jury Trial vs. Bench Trial: a defendant has the right to have either a jury decide his or her guilt or
innocence. Or a panel of judges. Potential: a (negative) emotional trial.
Kalven and Zalsal.study in the 60s: judges almost never second guess juries. O
Begins with the implicit and explicit assumption that people ciew the world in idiosyncratic ways.
Basic social psychological phenomenon. Refers to the as
Praise the lord halleluiah I am free. Free at death.
Look For: A decade behind bars, returning to the Farm
The Reaction paper requirement:
Individualism and Social Responsibility:
Individuals are responsible for their own decisions.
Focus on the
US Prison system:
Prison: for people with felony (a serious crime, sentence more than a year). Jail:.
Crime rates are down, but incarceration rates are up. The mandatory sentencing laws and "war on
IN state prisons:
51% of all o
Shakespear behind the bar
Prepare them for the day they leave. 60 some Educational program.
"I am a warden who hates prison"
The sexual abused inmate:
No outlet. Alcoholic parents. The hardest thing is to forgive my self. Fight to find the
All multiple choices, 45 questions. Most of questions are drawn from class lecture (75%). 25%
from reading on the big facts.
Do know what is the 6th amendment.
Psychological focus, not legal.
Study session: Monday and Tuesday 9-10
Competence and Insa
Impact of College in a Maximum Security Prison.-Michelle Fine
Befery Hills Correction facility
Educational attainment is significantly less.
196 women and BHCF have become college students
8 have earned Bachelors Degrees
15 have earned Asso
Youtube: Front line: the O.J. Verdict
Is this a Jury nullification?
The trial Process Continued
Psychologists in the courtroom.
Jury/trial consultant, treat victim of harassment, IQ/personality test, can make sworn
statement/reports/enter at various stage