Event Title

PS3 -- How Perceived Moral Character Influences Assigned Blame, Responsibility, and Punishment in Vehicular Heatstroke Cases

Location

URC Greatroom

Start Date

8-4-2022 10:30 AM

End Date

8-4-2022 12:15 PM

Description

Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that extra-legal factors often impact legal decisions in criminal cases, but this study examines how defendant attributes impact juridic decisions of blame, responsibility, and punishment in the cases of vehicular heatstroke. Two hundred and fifty participants will view one of four vignettes varying the defendant attributes good worker/bad worker and good mother/bad mother. It is hypothesized that participants will assign increasing amounts of blame, responsibility, and punishment on the mother who is portrayed as having bad moral character than the mother who is portrayed as having good moral character.

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PS3 -- How Perceived Moral Character Influences Assigned Blame, Responsibility, and Punishment in Vehicular Heatstroke Cases

URC Greatroom

Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that extra-legal factors often impact legal decisions in criminal cases, but this study examines how defendant attributes impact juridic decisions of blame, responsibility, and punishment in the cases of vehicular heatstroke. Two hundred and fifty participants will view one of four vignettes varying the defendant attributes good worker/bad worker and good mother/bad mother. It is hypothesized that participants will assign increasing amounts of blame, responsibility, and punishment on the mother who is portrayed as having bad moral character than the mother who is portrayed as having good moral character.