Defendant-juror similarity and mock joror judgments

@article{Kerr1995DefendantjurorSA,
  title={Defendant-juror similarity and mock joror judgments},
  author={N. Kerr and R. Hymes and Alonzo B. Anderson and J. E. Weathers},
  journal={Law and Human Behavior},
  year={1995},
  volume={19},
  pages={545-567}
}
It was hypothesized that joror-defendant similarity would lead to greater leniency toward a criminal defendant when the evidence against that defendant was weak or inconclusive; but when evidence was strong, it was expected that this relationship would be reversed. In Study 1, religious similarity was found to be simply and positively related to evaluation of the defendant and leniency, a relationship unaffected by the strength of evidence. This pattern of results was attributed to (a… Expand
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