Presentation Title

Gender Biases in Jury Decision Making

Presentation Type

Poster

Full Name of Faculty Mentor

Marlena Ryba, Psychology

Major

Psychology

Presentation Abstract

Several factors have been found to impact jury decision-making in death penalty cases. Previous research indicates that a defendant's gender can influence jury decisions. The present study will examine the jury's potential biases by jury decisions in cases of men versus women defendants. Participants will be presented with detailed case information pertaining to a crime. Participants will be randomly assigned to either the man or woman defendant scenario and asked to determine if the punishment of death fits the crime. A t-test will be used to compare group differences. This study is important because it shed light on gender biases within our prison systems.

Location

Poster Session 2

Start Date

22-4-2021 4:30 PM

End Date

22-4-2021 6:30 PM

Disciplines

Psychology

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Gender Biases in Jury Decision Making

Poster Session 2

Several factors have been found to impact jury decision-making in death penalty cases. Previous research indicates that a defendant's gender can influence jury decisions. The present study will examine the jury's potential biases by jury decisions in cases of men versus women defendants. Participants will be presented with detailed case information pertaining to a crime. Participants will be randomly assigned to either the man or woman defendant scenario and asked to determine if the punishment of death fits the crime. A t-test will be used to compare group differences. This study is important because it shed light on gender biases within our prison systems.

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