Expert testimony pertaining to battered woman syndrome: its impact on jurors' decisions.

@article{Schuller2002ExpertTP,
  title={Expert testimony pertaining to battered woman syndrome: its impact on jurors' decisions.},
  author={Regina A Schuller and Sara Rzepa},
  journal={Law and human behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={655-73}
}
Participants (N = 200) were presented with a criminal homicide trial involving a battered woman who had killed her abuser. Within the trial, both the response history (passive, active) and presence of expert testimony pertaining to battered woman syndrome (present, absent) were systematically varied. As well, half of the participants in each of these conditions were provided with a nullification instruction informing them that they were free to disregard the law and acquit should a strict… CONTINUE READING