December 10, 2015

Persuasion and Emotion

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Daniel I. Small

Jurors are instructed to put aside their sympathies and decide the case on the evidence and the law, according to their good judgment and common sense. But as we all know, jurors are human beings, and they are not purely rational decision-makers. Emotions can play a role — sometimes a strong role — in their decisions.

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