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2009 - American Psychology - Law Society Words: 94 words || 
1. Anderson, Haley., McQuiston-Surrett, Dawn., Bartholomew, Mitchell. and Valenti, Richard. "Juror’s Beliefs About Recanted Confessions" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology - Law Society, TBA, San Antonio, TX, Mar 05, 2009 <Not Available>. 2019-06-18 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This experiment examined jurors’ beliefs about false confessions, and how additional exculpating evidence presented changes their views about a defendant. Mock jurors read a case about a defendant accused of sexual assault who confessed to the crime but later recanted. Also included was evidence meant to exculpate the defendant (either a DNA non-match, alibi, or character statements) to determine whether any of these items would lead to more favorable views of him. Results indicate that only strong exculpating evidence (a DNA non-match) causes jurors to doubt the confession evidence and reduce their guilt judgments.

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