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Five studies examined how college students react to child eyewitnesses in criminal cases. In Study 1, subjects made predictions about a staged crime study involving eyewitnesses of varying age. The actual study found no age differences, yet subjects predicted poorer recall (but not face...
The effects of age of witness and age of suspect on eyewitness testimony were investigated. Fortyeight elementary school children and 48 college students viewed a slide sequence of a mock crime. This was followed by target-present or target-absent photo identification with a no-choice option,...
For many years, researchers assumed that the public was indifferent to corporate wrongdoing, but recent surveys have discovered evidence to the contrary. Taking insights from these data a step further, this study employed an experimental design to examine whether people responded differently to...
The purpose of this research was to develop and evaluate an alternative method of capital jury selection. Subjects who were classified as excludable and nonexcludable from capital jury service were exposed to a crime questionnaire which contained 16 brutal crimes. Sixty-five percent of the...
Legal representation of clients facing involuntary commitment to a maximum security hospital was investigated. Eighty-nine hearings were observed during a 5-week period immediately following implementation of Attorney Performance Standards, which define minimally adequate representation. The 10...
Contrary to the commonly held notion that high occupational status shields a deviant individual from sanctions, some theorists have proposed a negative relationship between punishment and status when the offending behavior is of low to moderate seriousness, but a positive relationship when it is...
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