Assignment 2: Research the 1976 Trial of Patricia Hearst
You are an employee of the Jury Consultation Corporation. Imagine it is 1976, and Patricia Hearst has just been charged with armed robbery. You have been hired by the defense to assist in developing a strategy to help to acquit her.
Find answers to the following questions:
Research the 1976 trial of Patricia Hearst and briefly summarize the case against her.
What characteristics does Patricia Hearst possess that could possibly sway a jury in her favor? As a result, what characteristics should her defense attorney look for when selecting a jury?
What characteristics does Patricia Hearst possess that could sway a jury against her? As a result, what characteristics should the prosecuting attorney look for when selecting a jury?
What type of psychological expert should the defense hire? In other words, what area of psychology should the expert specialize in? Be specific and support your answer.
Prepare a PowerPoint presentation, to the client’s attorney explaining your answers to the above questions. Make sure that your report is something that an attorney could use to assist them in developing and trying a case.
Use headings, the bold style, and bulleted lists to effectively communicate your findings. You should include detailed speaker notes to assist in your presentation. Please make sure to have at least 10 slides for review. All citations in the report should be in APA 6th edition format.
Submit your responses to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Provided a brief summary of the most recent case against Patricia Hearst.
Identified the factors that could sway a jury in Patricia Hearst’s favor.
Explained the characteristics that Patricia Hearst’s defense attorney should look for when selecting the jury.
Identified the factors that could sway a jury against Patricia Hearst.
Explained the characteristics that the prosecuting attorney should look for when selecting the jury.
Identified the type of psychological expert that the defense should hire in this case.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.