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Jurors’ Interpretation of DNA and Confession Evidence Through a Third Verdict Option

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This experiment explored previous findings that even with strong exculpatory DNA evidence, only 75% of participants believed a defendant’s recanted confession enough to find him not guilty. To examine why, this experiment manipulated in a trial summary the heinousness of the alleged crime, the juror’s understanding of DNA evidence, and the potential dissonance in labeling a person who initially confessed to the crime as being “not guilty”. Mock jurors read the case and then answered questions about the defendant’s culpability, quality of the prosecution’s evidence, and strength of the prosecution’s case. Results are discussed in terms of jurors’ interpretation of forensic evidence and recanted confessions.
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Lovis-McMahon, David., Tingen, Ian. and McQuiston, Dawn. "Jurors’ Interpretation of DNA and Confession Evidence Through a Third Verdict Option" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology - Law Society, Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p398835_index.html>

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Lovis-McMahon, D. , Tingen, I. and McQuiston, D. "Jurors’ Interpretation of DNA and Confession Evidence Through a Third Verdict Option" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology - Law Society, Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p398835_index.html

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Abstract: This experiment explored previous findings that even with strong exculpatory DNA evidence, only 75% of participants believed a defendant’s recanted confession enough to find him not guilty. To examine why, this experiment manipulated in a trial summary the heinousness of the alleged crime, the juror’s understanding of DNA evidence, and the potential dissonance in labeling a person who initially confessed to the crime as being “not guilty”. Mock jurors read the case and then answered questions about the defendant’s culpability, quality of the prosecution’s evidence, and strength of the prosecution’s case. Results are discussed in terms of jurors’ interpretation of forensic evidence and recanted confessions.


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