Visuals at work in the criminal justice system: incriminating images

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Abstract

Visualizations of accidents, crime and injuries can be gruesome. Research has shown that gruesome and graphic visualizations evoke strong emotional reactions, result in more severe moral judgments, and increase conviction rates. Visuals are powerful; they can lead to several biases including confirmation bias, intentionality bias and may create false memories. The possible effects of incriminating, powerful visuals require a fair balance in the access and use of visualizations. The principle of equality of arms and the right to a fair trial might be at stake when parties do not have equal opportunities to be able to create, afford and use visuals.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2018
Event18th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 31 Aug 2018 → …

Conference

Conference18th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology
CitySarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Period31/08/18 → …

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