Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Relationship between Mock Jurors' Locus of Control, Belief in a Just World, and an NGRI Verdict
by Johnson, Lauren, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2017, 54; 10271095
Abstract (Summary)

Previous research has demonstrated mixed results that locus of control and belief in a just world impact juror’s verdicts for defendants, however previous research is lacking on how these factors influence juror’s likelihood of rendering a Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity verdict for a mentally ill defendant. The current study examined whether mock juror’s belief in a just world influenced the relationship between locus of control and an NGRI verdict. Seventy-nine students completed an online survey that included locus of control and belief in just world scales and rendering a verdict for a mentally ill defendant charged with First-Degree Murder. While belief in a just world did not impact the relationship between locus of control and the likelihood of rendering an NGRI verdict, both belief in a just world and locus of control were statistically significantly correlated to an NGRI verdict.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Segrist, Daniel
Commitee: Pawlow, Laura, Pomerantz, Andrew
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Belief in a just world, Locus of control, Mock jurors, Ngri
Publication Number: 10271095
ISBN: 9781369769159
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