Effects of Emotional Testimony and Gruesome Photographs on Mock Jurors' Decisions and Negative Emotions

Kayo Matsuo, Yuji Itoh

研究成果: Article査読

13 被引用数 (Scopus)

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The present study investigated the combined and individual effects of emotional testimony and gruesome photographs on mock jurors’ verdict decisions and emotions. Participants (n = 127) were provided with a murder trial transcript and then rendered verdicts in a 2 (emotional testimony: present, absent) × 2 (gruesome photographs: present, absent) between-groups design. They also rated their negative emotions before and after the transcript. The results indicated a combined effect of emotional testimony and gruesome photographs on verdict decisions: the emotional testimony alone had a significant effect on guilty verdicts while the gruesome photographs had only a marginally significant effect. Negative emotions were aroused by the emotional testimony when the gruesome photographs were not presented. The impact of emotional evidence on verdict decisions is discussed.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)85-101
ページ数17
ジャーナルPsychiatry, Psychology and Law
23
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2016 1 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 精神医学および精神衛生
  • 病理学および法医学
  • 心理学(その他)
  • 法学

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