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This survey of 206 forensic psychologists tested the “filtering” effects of preexisting expert attitudes in adversarial proceedings. Results confirmed the hypothesis that evaluator attitudes toward capital punishment influence willingness to

This survey of 206 forensic psychologists tested the “filtering” effects of preexisting expert attitudes in adversarial proceedings. Results confirmed the hypothesis that evaluator attitudes toward capital punishment influence willingness to accept capital case referrals from particular adversarial parties. Stronger death penalty opposition was associated with higher willingness to conduct evaluations for the defense and higher likelihood of rejecting referrals from all sources.

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    • 2016-04-28
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154434
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      1939-1560

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    Neal, T. M. (2016). Are Forensic Experts Already Biased before Adversarial Legal Parties Hire Them? Plos One, 11(4). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154434

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