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Reaching a Verdict – How Psychology Can Inform Behaviour in the Courtroom

Reaching A Verdict


3.1 Stages in Decision Making


Key Study: Hastie et al, Stages & Influences on Decision-Making


·                                                                                                            Jury goes through the stages described in the table below:


Orientation period

·                                                                                                            Relaxed and open discussion

·                                                                                                            Set the agenda

·                                                                                                            Raise questions & explore facts

·                                                                                                            Different opinions arise

Open confrontation



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