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Intimidating Buildings Can Courthouse Architecture Affect Perceived Likelihood of Conviction 

12-11-2012 03:43 PM

Authors: Anne Maass, Ilaria Merici, Erica Villafranca, Rosaria Furlani, Elena Gaburro, Anna Getrevi, and Margherita Masserini. Year of Publication: 2000 Country of Study: Italy The goal of this study was to examine whether court buildings can be perceived as intimidating and if they affect the mental processes of users vis-à-vis their expectations of trial outcomes. The study compared reactions of the public to a new courthouse designed along principles of the modernistic era and an old courthouse building with a traditional Italian style.

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