Q10A: REASON FOR DIFFERENT VERDICTS: LEGAL DEFINITIONS OF GUILT
I'm going to name some things that were different in Simpson's first trial on criminal charges and his second trial on civil charges. Please tell me if you think that's a major or minor reason the verdicts in each trial were different. In the first trial on criminal charges Simpson's guilt had to be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. In the second trial on civil charges his guilt only had to be proved by most of the evidence, or in legal terms, a preponderance of evidence. Do you think that was a major reason or a minor reason the verdicts were different, or what?
|3||(VOL) NOT A REASON||5||0.8%|
Based upon 639 valid cases out of 663 total cases.
- mean: 1.24
- median: 1.00
- mode: 1.00
- minimum: 1
- maximum: 3
- standard deviation: 0.44
Location: 44-44 (width: 1; decimal: 0)
Variable Type: numeric
(Range of) Missing Values: 8 , 9
Source: This variable was taken from: ABC News O.J. Simpson Jury Poll, February 1997.
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