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0721, 02 Aug 16

Slow Motion Justice

This is interesting.

Slow-motion video replays of crimes shown in courtrooms may be distorting the outcomes of trials, according to a US study.

Researchers found that slowing down footage of violent acts caused viewers to see greater intent to harm than when viewed at normal speed.

Viewing a killing only in slow motion made a jury three times more likely to convict of first degree murder.

The research has been published in the journal PNAS.

Given how much video is a part of trials nowadays – particularly with the increasing use of police body cameras – we really need to be careful with how it is used.


0721, 02 August 2016


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