Pretrial publicity: Effects of admonition and expressing pretrial opinions.

@inproceedings{Freedman1998PretrialPE,
  title={Pretrial publicity: Effects of admonition and expressing pretrial opinions.},
  author={Jonathan L. Freedman and Christiane Martin and Victor Lewis Mota},
  year={1998}
}
Purpose. To assess the effect of pretrial publicity on mock jurors' post-trial opinions and verdicts, and to investigate the role of the judge's admonition to ignore information obtained outside the trial and the role of asking jurors for their opinions before the trial. Methods. In two studies, university students were exposed to pretrial publicity that was either negative or neutral towards the defendant, a week or more later were shown a videotape of a trial, and asked for their… CONTINUE READING