Psychology and the Legal System

  • Accused of Child Murder

    In this news clip, reporters discuss the shocking news that Melissa Huckaby, a 28-year-old Sunday school teacher, allegedly murdered and dumped the body of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu in an irrigation ditch after two weeks of heavily publicized searching. Because Cantus disappearance and murder was highly publicized, the judge ordered a gag order. What does this entail and how does it…

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  • OJ Simpson Vegas Robbery

    This news clip describes jury selection in the O.J. Simpson Vegas trial. Since Simpson was acquitted of murder charges in 1995, jury selection for this case was difficult. Simpson was eventually charged on all 10 counts in the Vegas trial. If his murder trial and the not guilty verdict had not been widely publicized, do you think he would have…

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  • Elisabeth Fritzl Childrens Detail

    This news video details the story of Elisabeth Fritzl, who was imprisoned by her father Josef Fritzl for the majority of her life in a secret chamber. The reporters discuss the horrors discovered. What do you think about the commentary provided about Rosemarie Fritzls ignorance to the abuse in her home? How could abuse like this go on for more…

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