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dc.contributor.authorEdkins, Vanessa A.
dc.contributor.authorDervan, Lucian E.
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-10T14:47:28Z
dc.date.available2013-12-10T14:47:28Z
dc.date.issued2013-05-12
dc.identifier.citationEdkins, V. A. and Dervan, L. E. , 2013. Pleading Innocents: Laboratory Evidence of Plea Bargaining's Innocence Problem. Current Research in Social Psychology 2:15-22 http://www.uiowa.edu/~grpprocen_US
dc.identifier.issn1088-7423
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/197
dc.description.abstractWe investigated plea bargaining by making students actually guilty or innocent of a cheating offense and varying the sentence that they would face if found ‘guilty’ by a review board. As hypothesized, guilty students were more likely than innocent students to accept a plea deal (i.e., admit guilt and lose credit; akin to accepting a sentence of probation) (Chi-square=8.63, p<.01) but we did not find an effect of sentence severity. Innocent students, though not as likely to plead as guilty students, showed an overall preference (56% across conditions) for accepting a plea deal. Implications and future directions are discussed.en_US
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dc.rights.urihttp://www.uiowa.edu/~grpproc/crisp/crisp.htmlen_US
dc.titlePleading innocents: laboratory evidence of plea bargaining's innocence problemen_US
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