Computer-Animated Displays and the Jury: Facilitative and Prejudicial Effects

  title={Computer-Animated Displays and the Jury: Facilitative and Prejudicial Effects},
  author={Saul M. Kassin and Meghan A. Dunn},
  journal={Law and Human Behavior},
Two experiments assessed the effects of computer-animated displays on mock jurors. In both, participants watched a trial involving a dispute over whether a man who fell to his death had accidentally slipped or jumped in a suicide. They watched a proplaintiff or prodefendant version in which the body landed 5–10 feet or 20–25 feet from the building. Within each condition, the distance testimony was presented orally or with an animated display. When the tape depicted the event in a neutral manner… 
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