Persuading a Jury

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KeyStudy1:Pennington and Hastie-Effects of memory structure on judgement

Aim:To investigate whether the order of how informtion is given to jury members from witnesses has an affect on the memory.


  • 130 students from Northwestern and chicago University.
  • paid to participate
  • hour long laboratory experiments.
  • Allocated one of four conditions.

1.prosecution:story order

   Defence:witness order

2.Prosecution:witness order

   Defence:story order.

3.Prosecution:witness order.

   Defence:witness order

4.Prosecution:wintess order



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