Impact of propensity evidence on juror decisions

Cleghorn, Maxine Louise. 2006, Impact of propensity evidence on juror decisions, D.Psychology (Forensic) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

Title Impact of propensity evidence on juror decisions
Alternative title Offence trajectories of child sexual offenders
Author Cleghorn, Maxine Louise.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psychology (Forensic)
Date submitted 2006
Keyword(s) Evidence, Criminal - Psychological aspects
Jury - Decision making
Jury - Psychological aspects
Child sexual abuse - Psychological aspects
Summary The thesis's study evaluated the effect that the admission of an accused's prior criminal behaviour had on mock jurors' verdict decisions. The findings indicated that exposing participants to evidence about any previous offence biases the decision. Further, the greater the similarity of the previous offence with the present charge, the more likely the accused was found guilty. The clinical portfolio seeks to demonstrate through the presentation of four case studies, the various pathways (or offence trajectories) contained within the Pathways Model that may lead an adult male to sexually offend against a child.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 153.83
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