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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 3860
Professor
Denis Mc Carthy
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 13 Juror and JuriesPros of juriesEvidentiary strength is top predictor of verdict butliberation hypothesisIncrease legitimacy of outcomesDespite concerns civil decisions more reasonable than they often appear ConcernExtralegal informationNon evidence aspects of the case can affect the outcomePrior record evidenceIn general prosecution cant introduce past recordException is when defendant takes stand in order to impeachJudge gives limiting instructionStudies have shown that prior convictions affect verdictsStronger effect is conviction is similarDowling v US 1990 prior acquittal evidence is okayResearch shows prior acquittal does not bias jury Opening statementsThis is not evidence it is framing of evidenceJudges instruct juries to this effect Pyszczynski et al studyOS can override impact of evidenceThis effect could be gradualNeed for schemas like a topic sentenceAnother Pyszczynski
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