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

Witness Appeal


2.2 Attractiveness of the Defendant


·         One of the most convincing features of a witness is their confidence when giving testimony.

·         When a witness is confident the jury is convinced that the statements are more accurate.


Key Study: Penrod & Cutler, The Effect of Witness Confidence on Jurors’ Assessment of Eyewitness Evidence




To examine several factors, including confidence,


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