The impact of illegal alibi activities, corroborator involvement and corroborator certainty on mock juror perceptions - MacEwan Users Only

Allison, M., Jung, S., Sweeney, L., & Culhane, S. (2014). The impact of illegal alibi activities, corroborator involvement and corroborator certainty on mock juror perceptions.
Metadata
TitleThe impact of illegal alibi activities, corroborator involvement and corroborator certainty on mock juror perceptions
Author(s)Allison, Meredith; Jung, Sandy; Sweeney, Laura; Culhane, Scott
Date2014
Keyword(s)alibi believability, criminal defendants, jury decision-making
DescriptionUndergraduate mock jurors (N= 360) received a mock police report and trial in which a suspect was accused of rape. The suspect offered one of three alibis: a sexually salacious and illegal alibi, a non-sexually salacious and illegal alibi, and a control condition. The corroborator either helped or observed him in his illegal alibi activities and was either 100 or 80% sure she was with him that night. Alibi salaciousness did not significantly affect alibi believability although it had a significant impact on views of the defendant's and corroborator's characters, corroborator believability, and verdict certainty. The non-sexually salacious alibi generally led to higher ratings on these measures in comparison with the control condition. Corroborator certainty had significant effects on perceptions of the corroborator.
Peer ReviewedYes
Type of ItemJournal Articles
MacEwan Users Onlyhttps://library.macewan.ca/cgi-bin/SFX/url.pl/86D
LanguageEnglish
RightsAll Rights Reserved