Is the jury still out? the decision making processes of jurors

  My PhD compared the decision making processes and outcomes of jurors in a three-verdict system (where jurors can give a guilty, a not guilty or a not proven verdict) with the decision processes/outcomes of jurors in the Anglo-American two-verdict system (only guilty and not guilty verdicts are available). The three-verdict system, specifically the not proven verdict, has seen quite a lot of controversy of late, with several politicians trying to remove this ‘not proven’ option. In addition, my PhD aimed to test the efficacy of contemporary decision making models in explaining juror decision processes.

  • Dates:

    2015 to 2018

  • Qualification:

    Doctorate (PhD (Psychology))

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