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Mock jurors' perceptions of facial hair on criminal offenders.
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PMID:  15291226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two studies were conducted to measure whether mock jurors would stereotype criminal offenders as having facial hair. In Study 1, participants were asked which photograph belonged to a defendant in a rape case and which photograph belonged to a plaintiff in a head-injury case after they were "accidentally" dropped. The photographs were similar in appearance except one had facial hair. 78% of 63 participants (or 49) identified the photograph with facial hair as being involved in the rape case. In Study 2, 371 participants were asked to sketch the face of a criminal offender. 82% of the sketches (or 249) contained some form of facial hair. Results are consistent with the hypothesis that criminal defendants are perceived as having facial hair.
Richard P Conti; Melanie A Conti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Portraits    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-04     Completed Date:  2004-10-19     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1356-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, College of Saint Elizabeth, Montclair State University, Morristown, NJ 07960-6989, USA.
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Visual Perception*

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