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|Title: ||Jury Decision-Making Study|
|Authors: ||Hano, Katarzyna|
|Approved Date: ||2006 |
|Date Submitted: ||2006 |
|Abstract: ||In this thesis I combine the social network analysis approach with the traditional experimental approach to study the phenomena of jury decision-making. I examine whether with each trial a social network is formed. The jurors, the two teams of lawyers, as well as the accused and the judge, all form a social network with cliques and leaders. This division of individuals into specific cliques, along with the lawyers' performance in court, is hypothesized to have a significant impact on the jury's verdict. |
Thus, by specifically studying the lawyers' engagement and disengagement on the jurors during a trial and the impact this has on the verdict, as well as understanding the structure of the social network that the individual jurors create, I hope to shed light on some of the influences that are key in delivering the verdict. In addition, this pioneering study may lead to significant policy changes in the future.
|Degree: ||Master of Arts|
|Appears in Collections:||Electronic Theses and Dissertations (UW)|
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