May 2024 Criminal Law CLE - Rapid City
Thursday, May 2, 2024 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (MDT)
Presenter: Dr. Alissa Anderson Call, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Black Hills State University
Psychology can be used to understand many human behaviors, for example decision making in a legal context. In this CLE, you will learn about psychological theories that can help to explain what influences jury decision making for criminal cases. You will also discover current research that examines the impact of extralegal factors on jury decision making for child sexual abuse/assault cases, adult sexual assault cases, and cases involving justifiable homicide. Finally, you will find out how legal decisions made by national mock juror samples compare with South Dakotan mock jurors.