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Informed Consent
Memory and Intent in Criminal Cases
Informed Consent

Description of Research
The study in which you are asked to participate is designed to examine how well people remember details from a short case description and how they judge criminal intent. You will read one brief case and will then be asked to answer questions about the perpetrator’s actions and intent.  You will also be asked questions to see if you remember details about the perpetrator. Finally, you will also complete a questionnaire regarding your attitudes toward the criminal justice system and decisions about right and wrong. Finally, you will answer a few demographic questions. You will receive a debriefing form at the end of the study. The study should not take more than 20 minutes to complete.

Risks and Benefits of Research
There are no anticipated risks associated with participating in this research.  Any discomfort or stress you experience does not exceed what you would be expected to experience in everyday life.  Although you may not benefit directly from the research, others may ultimately benefit from the knowledge obtained in this study.

Your responses will never been connected to your identity. Any publication or presentation of results will not identify individuals.

Other Information
Your participation in this study is voluntary. You may stop participation at any time without penalty. Partial participation will not result in full credit, but you may have an alternative assignment for full credit available to you. Please participate in this research only once.

If you have any questions about the research, please contact the primary investigator:
Katherine M. Knight Tuttle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Hanover College

If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Chair of the Hanover College IRB, Dr. Dean Jacks (jacks@hanover.edu).

By continuing, you are giving your consent to participate in the study.