Understanding pretrial publicity: predecisional distortion of evidence by mock jurors.

@article{Hope2004UnderstandingPP,
  title={Understanding pretrial publicity: predecisional distortion of evidence by mock jurors.},
  author={Lorraine Hope and A. Memon and P. McGeorge},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Applied},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={
          111-9
        }
}
Prejudicial pretrial publicity (PTP) constitutes a serious source of juror bias. The current study examined differences in predecisional distortion for mock jurors exposed to negative PTP (N-PTP) versus nonexposed control participants. According to work by K. A. Carlson and J. E. Russo (2001), predecisional distortion occurs when jurors bias new evidence in favor of their current leading party (prosecution or defense) rather than evaluating this information for its actual probative properties… Expand
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