The purpose of this study was to establish if the manner in which the defendant presents him or her self during a trial affects jury decision-making. Understanding the impact of defendant demeanor on decision-making is critical due to the potential bias this extralegal information may exert. Results showed that defendant demeanor, particularly when presented in the form of photos, impacts mock jurors' decisions.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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Downs, Corynn and MacLin, Kim
"The Effects of Defendant Demeanor on Jury Decision-Making,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 6:
1, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol6/iss1/13