Jury On Trial

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Jury on Trial 1. Read the brief summary of the article that opens the article and then: A. List two or three of your own views on the topic of the article that you had before reading the article. Views I had on the topic before reading the article were that it would have to do with how juries arrive at their final verdict. Not all verdicts are simple cut and dry decisions and I am sure that there are many ideas tossed around during a deliberation, some of which may be more directive in terms of the amount of influence they command. B. Indicate where your initial views came from AND why you developed the (e.g., another class, life experience, etc.). My initial views came from things I have heard and seen in my lifetime with regard to how juries operate and derive their guilty or not guilty verdict. It seems as such to me since it isn’t necessarily just the factual evidence presented in a trial but also the make up of the jury, along with their thoughts and views that ultimately come together in the end to deliver that verdict. 2. List three important points raised in the article. Identify whether each point you chose was supported or not supported by some kind of evidence (e.g., either data from a study conducted or other research). Describe the nature of the evidence cited in the article that supports the points made. A. Point 1 (State the point directly and clearly) One point raised in the article was in the experiments visual discrimination over one third conformed even when wrong. 1. Was the evidence (if any) empirical, anecdotal, or authoritative? Empirical evidence 2. Provide the page in the article on which the evidence can be found. Describe in detail the specific evidence cited in the article that supported your point. Page 393 provides evidence from the research of psychologist Solomon Asch according to Krupat

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