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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 

Minutes in Criminal Procedures: Writing Style Influences Judges -- ScienceDaily

By Jonathan Cheng

The formal style of interrogation records influences the reception of judges and the decisions they take – even when the actual content is the same. This was shown in a large scale study in which 645 Swiss judges participated. To date, it had only been understood that minutes containing wrong or missing statements could provoke false rulings.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141030100716.htm