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- @andrewdobg on The Truthiness of Visual Evidence
- @benlee on East Texas Jurors and Patent Litigation
- Danny Wash (@danwash) on How To Present Yourself In Court To Be Optimally Likable and Persuasive
- @amiecpeters on How To Present Yourself In Court To Be Optimally Likable and Persuasive
- Doug Keene @ The Jury Room on Emotions in the courtroom: “Need for affect” in juror decision-making
- NC Journal of Law & Technology on Friend or Foe? Social Media, the Jury and You
- False Confessions: why & how? on “Only the Guilty Would Confess to Crimes” : Understanding the Mystery of False Confessions
- Ken Broda-Bahm on The Truthiness of Visual Evidence
Current Issue - November 2013, Volume 25, No. 5
by Ken Broda-Bahm, Ph.D.
How can the Defense attorney strike back at the Reptile? Here’s how.
by Eryn Newman, Ph.D
and Neal Feigenson, J.D
Can visual evidence result in ‘truthiness’? Yes! Find out how it does and how to ameliorate that effect.
by Adam B. Shniderman, M.A.
Neutralizing negative pretrial publicity…before trial, in voir dire, and during trial.
by Clayton R. Critcher, Ph.D.
and Yoel Inbar, Ph.D.
How fast did your client make that decision? What assumptions will therefore be made as to their (moral) character?
by Jason Barnes
Ah, the DELETE key. Sitting politely in the upper right of your keyboard, it patiently awaits a caress from your pinky. It quickly corrects errant keystrokes and poor word choices. Click. Goodbye. It evicts spam in the blink of an eye. Banishing Testostoril, Walk-in tubs, and Nigerian Finance Ministers with […]
by Michael J. Bernstein, PhD
and Ethan Zell, PhD
Is it possible we really do not know our own political leanings?
by Rita Handrich, Ph.D.
A new book on how to use social media research for voir dire and discovery.
by Kathy Kellermann, Ph.D.
Extra-evidentiary ideas, thoughts, and associations make their way into your courtroom and deliberation room. How? Read on.
by Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.
Note from the Editor
Previous Issue - August 2013, Vol. 25, No. 4
by Rita R. Handrich, PhD
The digital version of The Jury Expert has been successful beyond our expectations. That was not always the case. When the print version of The Jury Expert was discontinued in 2007, we had fewer than 500 subscribers. The publication is very different now but what we’ve noticed is that an […]
by Ronald J. Matlon, Ph.D.
All potential jurors have biases and prejudices. Individual bias stems from all we experience, and shapes the perceptions we, as jurors, have of evidence. These perceptions can certainly influence final jury verdicts. Identifying juror bias is critical. Yet, “the detection of juror bias is a serious challenge in contemporary jury […]
by Ken Broda-Bahm, Ph.D.
This scenario happens at some point in nearly every voir dire. First, a juror reveals a bias for or against one of the parties. Juror: I just really don’t trust big companies. What with all the media stories and all the scandals, well, I just think that they are in […]
by Laura Rochelois
When it comes to pitching the use of trial graphics, there’s not much out there that gets more play than the well-known 3M Study. The 1986 study sponsored by 3M and conducted at the University of Minnesota proclaimed in bold letters on the first page of the published paper that […]
by Douglas Keene, Ph.D.
Why focus groups? Properly conducted focus groups are extremely useful in getting reactions to a wide array of aspects of the case. While it is not prudent to expect that the “verdict” of a small group research project will be repeated at trial, it is very likely that the same […]
by Merrie Jo Pitera, Ph.D
The Problem Human beings, especially jurors, like to believe they can prevent bad things from happening if they do the right thing. As a result, when something bad occurs, jurors find it comforting to assume, with the benefit of hindsight, that someone did the wrong thing and that they (the […]
by Alan Tuerkheimer, M.A., J.D.
It’s time for voir dire, but is anybody listening? Are jurors listening to attorneys? Are attorneys listening to jurors? More often than not the answer is no. Regardless of case type or jurisdiction, jurors are checking out. Their attention spans are flat-lining during a crucial phase of trial – voir […]
by ASTC Member Trial Consultants
Videos from the ABA’s 2012 National Symposium of the American Jury System: The Optimal Jury Trial are now available for viewing on line. http://www.americanbar.org/groups/justice_center/american_jury.html The symposium included panels on jury size and jury selection, jurors asking questions, giving preliminary jury instructions on the law, allowing attorneys to make interim statements […]
by Rita R. Handrich, PhD
Law versus justice, dead ex-witnesses, and everything old is new again! Summer is always hot here in the Texas Hill Country but this summer has had added heat from media coverage of a number of very hot trials. The George Zimmerman trial for second degree murder resulted in acquittal, shocking […]