You Have the Right to...What? A Study of Americans’ Knowledge of Their Rights in Criminal Proceedings
Anna M Marchiony
What do Americans really know about the rights they hold as citizens? How confident are they in that knowledge? This project was designed to determine American citizens' knowledge of their legal rights and protections during criminal proceedings. A survey designed by the researchers asked participants to indicate if statements about various legal rights were true or false, and to indicate their confidence in their answers. Demographic questions included information about respondents' fields of study/employment, contact with the criminal justice system, and viewership of crime-based television shows to determine if these factors are associated with accuracy and/or confidence in responses. Descriptive patterns of results will be addressed.
Honors Thesis - Undergraduate
Melissa A Berry
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
"You Have the Right to...What? A Study of Americans’ Knowledge of Their Rights in Criminal Proceedings" (2017). Stander Symposium Posters. 940.