Federico on NPR

Profile: Chris Federico

NPR quotes Christopher Federico, PhD, professor of political science and psychology at the University of Minnesota, on how common information-processing biases can impact how individual jurors assess the same evidence differently. In the piece titled "The Rittenhouse jurors watch video, but that can't be counted on to prevent bias," Federico notes this is why advising lawyers in jury selection can be big business. Jurors in the Kyle Rittenhouse case were divided over whether Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense or recklessly when he shot and killed two men and injured another but a verdict clearing Rittenhouse of all charges was entered Friday morning, November 18.

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