Swearing To God

Jul 8 2012 @ 5:19pm

How the court oath affects the jury:

[I]n general, swearing to God, in whatever way it’s done, is usually effective in persuading others that you’re telling the truth. We know from controlled studies with mock juries that if a person swears on — or, better yet, kisses — the Bible before testifying, the jury’s perception of that person’s believability is significantly enhanced.