“Can You Be a Fair and Impartial Juror?”: Pro-Police Bias in the Courtroom

Page, Andrew N.

Abstract: In a trial, occasionally a police eyewitness and a civilian eyewitness disagree on the facts of the case and it is left to the jury to determine which version of events is more reliable and which witness is more credible. Past studies show that it is not uncommon for jurors to have preconceived biases (and they often mask these biases with casuistry), and that jurors put a great amount o... read more

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Undergraduate Honors Theses
Senior honors thesis.
Tufts University. Department of Psychology.
Police--Public opinion--Psychological aspects.
Jurors--Decision making--Psychological aspects.
Trials--Psychological aspects.
Criminal justice, Administration of--Psychological aspects.
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