Tara Burke

Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Psychology Toronto, Ontario tburke@psych.ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6519

Bio/Research

I received my Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Toronto. My doctoral work examined the effects of pre-trial publicity on jurors’ verdicts. Although common sense would suggest that such negative publicity must have a prejudicial impact on jurors, the research is not so clear; if th...

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Bio/Research

I received my Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Toronto. My doctoral work examined the effects of pre-trial publicity on jurors’ verdicts. Although common sense would suggest that such negative publicity must have a prejudicial impact on jurors, the research is not so clear; if there is a strong link, we have not yet found it.

I am the Director of the Psychology and Law (PAL) Lab at Ryerson University, and the Undergraduate Program Director for the Department of Psychology. My research explores issues related to jury processes, jury selection, the impact of pre-trial publicity on juror’s verdicts, the use of alibi evidence, and factors leading to wrongful convictions. In addition, I am a member of a SSHRC-funded Major Collaborative Research Grant (MCRI) exploring the role of technology in court (Cyberjustice).

In addition to my research, you will typically find me teaching Undergraduate and Graduate courses including Social Psychology, Psychology and Law, Professional Issues, and the Teaching Practicum.


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