Hastie - Reaching a verdict

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What are the 3 stages Hastie believed jury discussion goes through?
Orientation period, open confrontation, renconciliation.
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What happens in the orientation period (4)
Relaxed and open discussion, agenda set, raise questions and explore facts, different opinions arise.
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What happens in open confrontation? (5)
Fierce debate, focus on detail, explore different interpretations, pressure on minority to conform, support for group decision is established.
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What happens in the reconciliation stage? (2)
Attempts to smooth over conflicts, tension released through humour.
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State the first steps of a juror's task
Absorb info from witnesses, counsel, judge, defendant.
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What happens after the information is absorbed?
Make sense of it all.
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What do jurors do after they have made sense of the information?
They select evidence and evaluate it for credibility and implications.
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What happens after the selected evidence is evaluated?
Construct a sequence of events.
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What does a juror do after constructing a sequence of events?
Argue a case to achieve a verdict.
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What is the problem with using this research?
Actual juries cannot be studied and so it is an assumption that these processes apply.
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What happens in the orientation period (4)

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Relaxed and open discussion, agenda set, raise questions and explore facts, different opinions arise.

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What happens in open confrontation? (5)

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What happens in the reconciliation stage? (2)

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State the first steps of a juror's task

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