An Examination of Jury Verdicts for Evidence of a Similarity-Leniency Effect, an Out-Group Punitiveness Effect or a Black Sheep Effect

@article{Taylor2004AnEO,
  title={An Examination of Jury Verdicts for Evidence of a Similarity-Leniency Effect, an Out-Group Punitiveness Effect or a Black Sheep Effect},
  author={Tanya S Taylor and Harmon M. Hosch},
  journal={Law and Human Behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={587-598}
}
Archival data from cases adjudicated by jury in El Paso and Bexar County, Texas, were used to test whether a similarity-leniency effect, an out-group punitiveness effect, or a black sheep effect (BSE; J. M. Marques, V. Y. Yzerbyt, & J. P. Leyens, 1988) influenced jury decisions. Defendant ethnicity, jury ethnic composition, and strength of evidence against the defendant were coded for 418 closed noncapital, felony cases to test their impact on trial verdicts and sentence lengths. Results… 
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