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Accents of guilt? Effects of regional accent, ‘race’ and crime type on attributions of guilt. / Dixon, John A.; Mahoney, Berenice; Cocks, Roger.

In: Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Vol. 21, No. 2, 06.2002, p. 162-168.

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Dixon, JA, Mahoney, B & Cocks, R 2002, 'Accents of guilt? Effects of regional accent, ‘race’ and crime type on attributions of guilt.', Journal of Language and Social Psychology, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 162-168. https://doi.org/10.1177/02627X02021002004

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Dixon, John A. ; Mahoney, Berenice ; Cocks, Roger. / Accents of guilt? Effects of regional accent, ‘race’ and crime type on attributions of guilt. In: Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 2002 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 162-168.

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abstract = "This study examined the effect of regional accent on the attribution of guilt. One hundred and nineteen participants listened to a recorded exchange between a British male criminal suspect and a male policeman. Employing the {"}matched-guise{"} technique, this exchange was varied to produce a 2 (accent type: Birmingham/standard) 2 (race of suspect: Black/White) 2 (crime type: blue collar/white collar) independent-groups design. The results suggested that the suspect was rated as significantly more guilty when he employed a Birmingham rather than a standard accent and that attributions of guilt were significantly associated with the suspect{\textquoteright}s perceived superiority and social attractiveness.",
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