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An increasing number of criminal court cases have seen psychologists present their findings as evidence after conducting experiments and surveys to evaluate the credibility of witnesses’ statements and suspects’ false confessions. Courts, however, have not always welcomed psychological findings. As some courts have not affirmed the value of these f...
The pivotal topic of the debate regarding criminal code amendment involves expanding the scope of punishable acts to include “sex without consent.” In this context, this study aimed to exploratorily investigate how the public estimates sexual consent, focusing on gender differences. Specifically, 500 respondents were asked to read a scenario depict...
There is a growing trend to both theoretically and empirically explain public punitiveness from a general social theory of late modernity. Yet, research which has tested the generalizability of this perspective regarding societies other than Western ones remains rare. Relying on a theoretical perspective and empirical findings, this study aimed to...