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Emotion

2002

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The Impact Of Gruesome Evidence On Mock Juror Decision Making : The Role Of Evidence Characteristics And Emotional Response, Robert J. Nemeth Jan 2002

The Impact Of Gruesome Evidence On Mock Juror Decision Making : The Role Of Evidence Characteristics And Emotional Response, Robert J. Nemeth

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Two experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of gruesome evidence on mock jurors? decisions in a simulated capital trial. The first experiment was designed as a replication and extension of Douglas, Lyon, and Ogloff (1997), who found that mock jurors who were presented with gruesome photographic evidence were nearly twice as likely to convict the defendant than participants who did not see the gruesome evidence. In Experiment 1, gruesome evidence was manipulated in two ways: photographic evidence (low gruesome, highly gruesome, or control photographs) and verbal testimony (low gruesome vs. highly gruesome). Neither photographic evidence nor testimony had an ...


No Place To Die: The Poetics Of Roadside Sacred Places In Mexico, Daniel Raymond Weir Jan 2002

No Place To Die: The Poetics Of Roadside Sacred Places In Mexico, Daniel Raymond Weir

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Roadside death memorials are a response to the sudden, tragic death of a loved one; and are appearing with increasing regularity in developed and developing countries across the globe. In Mexico, however, wayside memorials and shrines of religiosity are a centuries-old tradition. This work, an effort to understand why the exact location of a person’s death is so important that a sacred place must be created where no place is intended, is basic and exploratory research. A multi-method, and cross-disciplinary case study, based upon the author’s fieldwork in Mexico, produces massive data and constitutes a robust explanatory triangulation ...