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Cornell study: Jurors treat ugly people worse in criminal prosecutions



I was ready to be outraged, but then I found that, notwithstanding the headlines, it wasn't actually a study of jurors, but of Cornell undergraduates using controls, so it is impossible to say whether people take actual jury decisionmaking more seriously. [NLJ; Cornell press release]

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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