ATTENTION: The software behind KU ScholarWorks is being upgraded to a new version. Starting July 15th, users will not be able to log in to the system, add items, nor make any changes until the new version is in place at the end of July. Searching for articles and opening files will continue to work while the system is being updated. If you have any questions, please contact Marianne Reed at .

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorBeisecker, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorDrescher-Glover, Lauren Hailey
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to examine strategies used in jury instructions to combat the mum effect in the context of jury misconduct. This study was conducted using a 2x3 experimental design employing three sets of typed jury instructions (e.g. Standard, Punitive, and Modified) and two videos of juror deliberations portraying the absence or presence of juror misconduct. Participants (N = 222) were randomly assigned into one of six experiment conditions in which they read one of three sets of jury instructions and completed measures examining constructs of punishment and clarity. They then watched a video of mock jury deliberations containing the absence or presence of jury misconduct and then completed a series of measures to examine perceptions of misconduct and reporting. The study found each of the three sets of jury instructions to be equally clear. The punitive instructions were found to be more punishing than either the standard or the modified jury instructions. However, there were no significant differences in reporting perceived misconduct across the three jury instruction conditions. Instead, participants who reported the perception of misconduct also tended to report the misconduct.
dc.format.extent88 pages
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
dc.rightsCopyright held by the author.
dc.subjectjuror misconduct
dc.subjectjury deliberations
dc.subjectjury instructions
dc.subjectmum effect
dc.titleCombatting a failure to report: Juror misconduct and the mum effect
dc.contributor.cmtememberZhang, Yan Bing
dc.contributor.cmtememberHall, Jeffrey A.
dc.contributor.cmtememberKunkel, Adrianne
dc.contributor.cmtememberSousa, Geraldo U.
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineCommunication Studies

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record