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An examination of the relationship between juror attitudes, psychological constructs, and verdict decisions within rape trials

@inproceedings{Willmott2017AnEO,
  title={An examination of the relationship between juror attitudes, psychological constructs, and verdict decisions within rape trials},
  author={D. Willmott},
  year={2017}
}
For many, the English criminal justice system is considered to be among the best in the world. An important feature of the system’s success is thought to be the jury trial whereby in the most serious of cases, use of ordinary citizens to determine guilt is thought to make for fairer verdict outcomes. Yet despite being a more democratic process, questionable verdicts and low conviction rates for crimes such as rape have led many to question how impartial lay jurors are likely to be and to what… Expand
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