Effects of Victim, Defendant, and Juror Gender on Decisions in Child Sexual Assault Cases1

@inproceedings{Quas2002EffectsOV,
  title={Effects of Victim, Defendant, and Juror Gender on Decisions in Child Sexual Assault Cases1},
  author={Jodi A. Quas and Bcette L. Bottoms and Tamara M. Haegerich and Kari L. Nysse-Carris},
  year={2002}
}
We examined the combined influence of juror, victim, and defendant gender on jurors’ decisions in child sexual abuse cases. Mock jurors read scenarios of an assault case involving a man or woman defendant accused of molesting a IS-year-old boy or girl. Jurors then rendered verdicts and rated the defendant’s and victim’s believability and responsibility for the abuse. Female jurors were generally more pro-victim in case judgments than were male jurors. Additionally, a woman perpetrator was… CONTINUE READING

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