Negative and positive pretrial publicity affect juror memory and decision making.

@article{Ruva2008NegativeAP,
  title={Negative and positive pretrial publicity affect juror memory and decision making.},
  author={Christine L Ruva and Cathy McEvoy},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Applied},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={226-35}
}
The experiment examined the effects of exposure to pretrial publicity (PTP) and delay on juror memory and decision-making. Mock jurors read news articles containing negative PTP, positive PTP, or unrelated articles. Five days later, they viewed a videotaped murder trial, after which they made decisions about guilt. Finally, all participants independently attributed specific information as having been presented during the trial or in the news articles. Half of the jurors rendered their verdicts… CONTINUE READING

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