What Do Experimental Simulations Tell Us About the Effect of Neuro/Genetic Evidence on Jurors?
4 Pages Posted: 7 May 2018
Date Written: April 19, 2018
Online simulations have their purpose and they are economically efficient to conduct. Indeed, participants recruited through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk will complete online studies for literally pennies. But these types of studies do not supply the type of evidence that is likely to affect the decisions made by legal professionals. If experimental simulations are to have a real-world impact, it is time for the field to ween off ecologically invalid experiments and invest more resources to better emulate the setting and conditions of a jury when studying the impact of neuro/genetic evidence on jurors.
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