Free Press Vs. Fair Trials: Examining Publicity's Role in Trial Outcomes

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Current research on media and the law has generally been atheoretical and contradictory. This volume explains why pretrial publicity is unlikely to affect the outcome of most jury trials, despite many experimental studies claiming to show the influence of publicity. It reviews existing literature on the topic and includes results from the authors' own research in an effort to answer four questions: *Does pretrial publicity bias the outcome of trials? *If it has an effect, under what conditions does this effect emerge? ...

Free Press Vs. Fair Trials: Examining Publicity's Role in Trial Outcomes 2005, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780805857030

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