Principal Investigator(s): Dann, B. Michael; Hans, Valerie P.; Kaye, David H.
Summary: This study tested whether the use of selected jury trial reforms enhanced jurors' understanding of complex and challenging scientific evidence presented during a criminal trial. The study examined the use of several jury reform techniques using a controlled mock jury approach in which mock juries composed of jury pool members watched a videotaped armed robbery trial featuring conflicting expert testimony about mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) evidence. A total of 480 mock jurors were random... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04356.v1
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