Innocent Or Guilty?

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 436

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Sometimes jurors judge a person based on their looks. The phrases don’t judge a book by its cover is known all over, warning that people aren’t who they seem to be. Why don’t you give this quiz a try and see how well you can judge a person based on their appearance.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Take a close look at the following pictures. All of the following individuals were charged with murder, all were convicted. However, some of these individuals were later exonerated and some of them are guilty beyond reasonable doubt. This may not seem related to horror, but very often true crime captures the attention of a wide (horrified) audience. To deal with this fear, it is somewhat common to think that a murderer will look crazed or unsettling. That way, people can feel as though they can better protect themselves by avoiding people who they think look like murderers. Appearances play a surprising role in determining whether a jury will convict a defendant or not. This quiz is your opportunity to see how well you can judge someone based on how they look. Though appearances were not the sole factor in determining guilt in any of these cases, looks do tend to influence how a jury will react to evidence presented during the trial.As you view the pictures, try to do your best to determine who is guilty and who is not guilty. Write down your score so we can all discuss our scores on Blackboard. Your score on this quiz does not count towards your grade, it is just an exercise, so please do not cheat. Also, try to take note at the end of the quiz which people you convicted and which people you did not, and whether your answer was correct.
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 2. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 3. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 5. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this woman's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 6. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this woman's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 7. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 8. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 9. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 10. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 11. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 12. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 13. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 14. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 15. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 16. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 17. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 18. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 19. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this man's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty

  • 20. 
    How would you rule if you presided over this woman's case?
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Not Guilty