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Current Issue - February, 2015 Vol. 27, No. 1
by Suann Ingle, MS
What might we be doing better in the jury room than we are in the workplace? Suann Ingle thinks we might be better at helping women participate in discussions.
by Ken Broda-Bahm, Ph.D.
Why doesn’t the other side want to settle? Let Ken Broda-Bahm show you just some of the reasons.
Racial Disparities in Legal Outcomes: On Policing, Charging Decisions, and Criminal Trial Proceedingsby Samuel R. Sommers, Ph.D.
and Satia A. Marotta
This is a must-read article. We broke our own rule about never doing reprints so we could bring you this piece on all the ways racial bias makes the legal system go wrong.
by Jury Expert Editorial Staff
What did your friends and colleagues read most often in 2014 in The Jury Expert pages? Take a look and make sure you are keeping up!
by ASTC Member Trial Consultants
Planes, town cars and parking lots! Tips from our Road Warriors.
by Jill Leibold, Ph.D.
You know jury selection is actually a process of de-selection. But what does that actually mean? Here’s the answer.
by Rita Handrich, Ph.D.
Does it affect you or does it effect you? Never avoid those words again when you have this month’s Favorite Thing handy.
by Kevin Boully, Ph.D.
Here’s a review of the literature on apology. What makes a good apology in the courtroom? Ask Kevin Boully.
by Rita Handrich, Ph.D.
Despite the snowstorms up and down the East Coast and wintry weather in parts of the country not used to cold temperatures, spring is around the corner for all of us. This issue of The Jury Expert is filled with information to keep you occupied when you have a few […]
Previous Issue - November 2014, Vol. 26, No. 4
Does Video Image Size Affect Jurors’ Decisions? A Look at How Image Size Interacts with Evidence Strength, Defendant Emotion and the Defendant/Victim Relationshipby Wendy P. Heath, Ph.D.
and Bruce D. Grannemann, M.A.
Wendy Heath and Bruce Grannemann ponder how video image size in the courtroom is related to juror decision-making about your case. They discuss how image size interacts with image strength, defendant emotions, and the defendant/victim relationship.
by Sarah E. Malik
and Jessica M. Salerno, PhD
You may not be surprised to hear there is bias against young GLBT defendants in court but you may be surprised at the reason behind that bias: moral outrage. In this brief research report, we hear about two studies (one on the gay panic defense and one on juvenile sex offender registration) and hear reactions from trial consultants.
by Lynne Williams, Ph.D., J.D.
How do you choose a jury for a antiwar protestor trial versus a jury for a civil disobedience trial? An experienced trial consultant offers a peek into her brain as she chooses two very different juries.
by Mary E. Wood
and Jacklyn E. Nagle, M.A.
and Pamela Bucy Pierson, J.D.
Depression and suicide among attorneys have been more publicly discussed in the last few years following some high profile attorney suicides. If you are depressed, get help. Take a look at this article for information on coping skills that work best for depression, stress, and other kinds of distress.
by Brian Patterson
Why, you may wonder, would Plain Text EVER be a Favorite Thing. Because it is fabulous. Or, perhaps because, “Plain text is the cockroach of file types: it will outlive us all.”
by Adam B. Shniderman, Ph.D.
Neuroscience evidence is not alluring to everyone. Just to some. Thorough voir dire becomes critically important to the attorney who wants to understand those composing a jury.
by Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.
A review of the new tome, Law and Neuroscience. A reference manual, a textbook, and a surprisingly good read. Memorable quote: “Brains don’t kill people. People kill people.”
by Ronald K. Bullis, Ph.D., J.D.
Lawyers and social scientists. Different professions. Different languages. Different professional cultures. How do you talk so your social science expert witness understands you?
by Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.
Note from the Editor for November 2014.