The effects of defendant race, victim race, and juror gender on evidence processing in a murder trial.

@article{Forsterlee2006TheEO,
  title={The effects of defendant race, victim race, and juror gender on evidence processing in a murder trial.},
  author={Robert Forsterlee and Lynne Forsterlee and Irwin A. Horowitz and Ellen King},
  journal={Behavioral sciences & the law},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={179-98}
}
The effects of defendant race, victim race, and juror gender on sentencing and information processing were examined within the context of a murder trial. A sample consisting of 96, jury eligible White Australians read one of four versions of a real trial transcript, in which the race of a male defendant and female victim were varied. The participants imposed the severest sentences on the Indigenous (Black) defendant. Jurors were most lenient with White defendants who killed a White victim… CONTINUE READING