The impact of pretrial publicity on jurors’ verdicts.

Padawer-Singer, A. M., & Barton, A. H. (1975). The impact of pretrial publicity on jurors’ verdicts. In R. J. Simon (Ed.), The jury system in America: A critical overview (pp. 123-139). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Juries exposed to negative pretrial publicity (i.e., defendant’s past record and retracted confession) considerably more likely to convict in 1 of 2 samples.