Determinations of mental retardation: the influence of standard of proof

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dc.contributor DeCoster, Jamie
dc.contributor Salekin, Randall T.
dc.contributor Donaldson, Scott
dc.contributor.advisor Salekin, Karen L. Chen, Debra R. 2017-03-01T14:42:21Z 2017-03-01T14:42:21Z 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000626
dc.identifier.other Chen_alatus_0004M_10677
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The effects of two standards of proof (preponderance of the evidence and clear and convincing) and quantified definitions (quantified and non-quantified definitions) on two dependant variables (mock juror determinations of intellectual disability and numerical definitions of the standards of proof) were examined. One-hundred and thirty-nine undergraduate students were asked to read a transcript and determine if the defendant in the transcript had ID. Participants were also asked to complete questionnaires designed to measure their need for cognition, right-wing authoritarianism, endorsement of negative attitudes regarding individuals with intellectual disability, and their intelligence. Analyses indicated that standard of proof and quantification significantly affected whether mock jurors believed the defendant met criteria for ID and their numerical definitions of the two standards. There were no significant moderating variables. Limitations of and implications from the study are discussed.
dc.format.extent 140 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Psychology
dc.title Determinations of mental retardation: the influence of standard of proof
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Psychology Psychology The University of Alabama master's M.A.

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