At mock trials in which jury instructions were given in technical legal jargon, jury verdicts tended to mirror the ju...

Ariella on March 7, 2017

Why is B incorrect?

I was torn between B and E. Why is B incorrect?

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Mehran on March 13, 2017

@ariella (E) is the correct answer here because the stimulus clearly illustrates that the way in which a judge instructs a jury (i.e. technical legal jargon versus clear, nontechnical language) can influence the jury's verdict.

(B), on the other hand, is not illustrated by the example in the stimulus. This stimulus is not about influence or perceived status. This is about how jury instructions are given and the subsequent verdicts rendered by the jury.

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