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dc.contributor.authorMartschuk, N
dc.contributor.authorSporer, SL
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-18T23:06:32Z
dc.date.available2021-02-18T23:06:32Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1321-8719
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13218719.2020.1721377
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/402359
dc.description.abstractWhile age-related changes in memory have been well documented, findings about jurors’ perceptions of older witnesses are conflicting. We investigated the effect of victim age (25 vs. 75 years old) and crime severity (victim injured vs. not injured) on mock jurors’ decisions in a robbery trial. Jury-eligible participants (120 women; 84 men) read a mock trial summary and delivered their verdicts online. Mock jurors believed the young victim more than the older victim when the crime was severe, while no age differences emerged for the less severe crime. Whereas previous research demonstrated that juror characteristics were generally associated with culpability, we demonstrated that with case-specific information, these general views became less important. In all, mock jurors were aware of age-related decline in memory provided by eyewitnesses only to a limited extent. Accordingly, in trials involving older witnesses, jurors will benefit from educative information about age-related memory changes.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom441
dc.relation.ispartofpageto464
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychiatry, Psychology and Law
dc.relation.ispartofvolume27
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.subject.keywordscrime severity
dc.subject.keywordsextra-legal factors
dc.subject.keywordsjuror attitudes
dc.subject.keywordsjuror decision-making
dc.subject.keywordsold age
dc.titleMock jurors’ awareness of age-related changes in memory and cognitive capacity
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMartschuk, N; Sporer, SL, Mock jurors’ awareness of age-related changes in memory and cognitive capacity, Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 2020, 27 (3), pp. 441-464
dc.date.updated2021-02-18T23:05:39Z
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gro.griffith.authorMartschuk, Natalie


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