Advantages and disadvantages of schemas

In this Discussion, you will examine the advantages and disadvantages of schemas.
To Prepare
Review the Learning Resources for this week and consider the advantages and disadvantages of schema.
Imagine you are a juror. Exactly how do opening statements and closing arguments function as schemas? In particular, what impact would opening
statements have on how you, as a juror, would interpret evidence proffered at trial?
By Day 3
Post how your preconceptions (i.e., your schema) might supersede the schema (i.e., theory) of the case as presented by attorneys for the state and
for the defendant during opening statements. How might the strength of your preconceptions cause you to reject the attorneys’ attempt to provide a
schema for the case?

Sample Solution