Exam 1 study guide
The following are some of the main issues/concepts that will be covered on exam #1. Not
everything on the exam appears on this guide, and not everything on this guide will appear on the
exam. But this should give you a solid sense of wh
CST In-Class Assignment
For this exercise, several groups will be formed. Within each group, one individual will serve as
the person being assessed, with the remaining group members serving as evaluators.
The evaluators will use a subset of questions from
Exam 2 Study Guide
Do lies serve as a benefit in any way? If so, how?
What, if any, behavioral indicators suggest a person is lying? That is, what kinds of behaviors
does a liar display?
How accurate are polygraphs?
Are law enforcement
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Department of Criminology
Instructor: Dr. Shayne Jones
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Exam 3 Study Guide
The entire exam will focus on jurors, juries, jury and judicial decision-making, and trial consulting.
Although there are no specific points noted below, you should be familiar with what occurred during the
in-class exercise. The list b
CST Homework Assignment
Adjudicating CST based on Keith Still (defendant) Report
1. What pieces of information are most legally useful/relevant in this report? That is, what
information specifically addresses the issue of competency?
2. What information i
Assistant State Attorney
13th Judicial Circuit
JOURNALIST | ATTORNEY | LEGAL ANALYST
MANNER OF DEATH
*THE MEDICAL CLASSIFICAT
Psychology and Forensic Science
Pieces of evidence from the crime scene that can be used as
a comparison to a suspect
Investigators look for a match
Unknown trace evidence linked to known so
Psychology & Law
A Cautious Alliance
Different terms, same meaning
Psychology and the law
Culpability among adolescent offenders
Situational factors influen
HOW JURIES ARE FORMED
Attorneys (judges in many federal cases) ask questions
designed to ensure fairness
Jurors are not selected, but de-selected
Challenges for cause
Compelling reason to believ
Interrogations & Confessions
Goal is to elicit confession
39%-48% of suspects give full confession
At least get incriminating evidence
13%-16% say something incriminating
Why police seek confessions
Practical Application of Scientific Knowledge
Different educational and training backgrounds
Psychology, sociology, communications
Less than 1/3 have doctorate
No licensure or requirements
LYING IS PERVASIVE
2.9 lies per 10 minutes
Facilitates social interaction
Critical in justice system
Are these individuals being honest?
Witnesses who testify?
Suspects who confess or deny?
Models of Decision-Making
Making sense of evidence in context of the story
Construct stories while listening to evidence
Verdict based on which story is better
Jurors often make inferences (fi