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How Does Wearing Makeup Influence Juries?

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Carlota Batres, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychology Franklin & Marshall College

Dr. Batres

Carlota Batres, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Franklin & Marshall College

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: Many studies have examined how defendant characteristics influence jury decisions, but none have investigated the effect of makeup. We therefore examined how cosmetics influence jury decisions for young and middle-aged female defendants. We found that participants were more likely to assign guilty verdicts to middle-aged defendants than young defendants and when presented with makeup, male participants gave young defendants longer sentences and middle-aged defendants shorter sentences. 

MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: That the use of cosmetics can affect jury decisions. More specifically, we found that wearing makeup is beneficial for middle-aged female defendants but detrimental for young female defendants. 

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work? 

Response: Future research is needed to explore the motives behind juror decisions, perhaps through follow-up interviews after a verdict has been reached.

MedicalResearch.com: Is there anything else you would like to add? 

Response: Further work is still needed to better understand how makeup influences defendant perceptions, but our study provides a meaningful first step in understanding the effect of cosmetics on jury decisions.

Citations:

Batres, C.; Russell, R. Examining the Influence of Cosmetics on Jury Decisions. Cosmetics 2020, 7, 64. 

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