ERIC Number: EJ231871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980
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Does the Structure of the Evidence Base "Cause" Verdicts of Guilty and Innocent?
Ryan, Michael P.; Hurtig, Richard R.
Discourse Processes, v3 n3 p231-61 Jul-Sep 1980
Delineates a study showing that jurors arriving at different verdicts differ in the way they compute verdicts from a common evidence base rather than in the structure of their evidence bases. Concludes that the legal system's distinction between evidence comprehension and verdict deliberation is a defensible one. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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