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Emily Hunt
PY4 Forensics




Decision Making of Juries
WJEC POTENTIAL question:

Social Influence
Majority influence:
HASTIE ET AL (1983) found that when an individual's opinion differed the majority tend to conform
overall. This social pressure can be due...

1. Normative influences, just wanting to be liked by others
2. Informational…

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Emily Hunt
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(2002) and found those with standard English were not found guilty compared to those with a
Birmingham accent.

Ethnicity:
When faced with ethnic stereotypes in the juror it can have a large effect. When a white based juror
was to convict a rapist if the was…

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