Perceptions of Waived Juvenile Defendants Across Mental Health Diagnoses and Demographic Characteristics
- Taylor, Melanie (University of Nevada, Reno)
- Kaplan, Tatyana (University of Nevada, Reno)
AbstractFor the current study, 252 mock jurors were randomly assigned to read one of six profiles (i.e., White male, White female, Black male, Black female, Latino, and Latina) and report culpability, deserved punishment, behavior regulation, and dangerousness for juveniles diagnosed with conduct disorder, major depressive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, and described with antisocial traits/behaviors. A schizophrenia diagnosis was associated with less blame, punishment, and capacity for behavior regulation. A description of antisocial traits/behaviors was associated with more blame, punishment, capacity for behavior regulation, and dangerousness. White juveniles described with antisocial traits were considered more blameworthy and deserving of punishment than Latinos.
Update Metadata: 2019-07-07 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-07-07