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Current ContributorsDouglas L. Keene, Ph.D.
Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.
Ivar Hannikainen, Ph.D.
Fiery Cushman, Ph.D.
Jillian M. Ware
Jessica L. Jones
N.J. Schweitzer, Ph.D.
Matthew Groebe, Ph.D.
Garold Stasser, Ph.D.
Kevin-Khristián Cosgriff-Hernandez, M.A.
Mykol C. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Emily Lindon, B.S.
Madeline Pitt, B.S.
Emily K. Robbins, B.S.
Monica K. Miller, J.D., Ph.D.
David Caditz, Ph.D.
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- Malak Habbak on Narrative Persuasion in Legal Settings: What’s the Story?
- @RickBriand on Police Deception during Interrogation and Its Surprising Influence on Jurors’ Perceptions of Confession Evidence
- @NewEyesOnIt on Predicting Jurors’ Verdict Preference from Behavioral Mimicry
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Current Issue - August 2014, Vol. 26 No. 3
by Douglas L. Keene, Ph.D.
and Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.
Authored by Doug Keene and Rita Handrich with a response from Paul Begala, this article takes a look at how the country has changed over the past 2 decades and our old definitions of Democrat or Republican and conservative or liberal are simply no longer useful. What does that mean for voir dire? What should it mean for voir dire? Two very good questions those.
by Ivar Hannikainen, Ph.D.
and Ryan Miller
and Fiery Cushman, Ph.D.
Authored by Ivar Hannikainen, Ryan Miller and Fiery Cushman with responses from Ken Broda-Bahm and Alison Bennett, this article has a lesson for us all. It isn’t what that terrible, awful defendant did that makes me want to punish, it’s how I think I would feel if I did that sort of terrible, horrible awful thing. That’s what makes me want to punish you. It’s an interesting perspective when we consider what makes jurors determine lesser or greater punishment.
by Jillian M. Ware
and Jessica L. Jones
and N.J. Schweitzer, Ph.D.
Authored by Jillian M. Ware, Jessica L. Jones, and Nick Schweitzer with responses from Ekaterina Pivovarova and Stanley L. Brodsky, Adam Shniderman, and Ron Bullis. Remember how fearful everyone was about the CSI Effect when the research on the ‘pretty pictures’ of neuroimagery came out? In the past few years, several pieces of research have sought to replicate and extend the early findings. These studies, however, failed to find support for the idea that neuroimages unduly influence jurors. This overview catches us up on the literature with provocative ideas as to where neurolaw is now.
by Matthew Groebe, Ph.D.
and Garold Stasser, Ph.D.
and Kevin-Khristián Cosgriff-Hernandez, M.A.
Authored by Matthew Groebe, Garold Stasser, and Kevin-Khristián Cosgriff-Hernandez, this paper gives insight into how jurors may be leaning in support of one side or the other at various points during the trial. This is a project completed using data from actual mock trials (and not the ubiquitous undergraduate).
by Brian Patterson
What works best when organizing thoughts and tasks? Free association or maintaining order? Our Favorite Thing gives you the best of both worlds.
by Mykol C. Hamilton, Ph.D.
and Emily Lindon, B.S.
and Madeline Pitt, B.S.
and Emily K. Robbins, B.S.
Authored by Mykol C. Hamilton, Emily Lindon, Madeline Pitt, and Emily K. Robbins, with responses from Charli Morris and Diane Wiley, this article looks at how to not “prehabilitate” your jurors and offers ideas about alternate ways of asking the question rather than the tired, old “can you be fair and unbiased?”.
by Shelby Forsythe
and Monica K. Miller, J.D., Ph.D.
Authored by Shelby Forsythe and Monica K. Miller, with a response from Richard Gabriel. This article examines the reactions of research participants to a number of novel defenses (Amnesia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Battered Women Syndrome (BWS), Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), Post-Partum Depression (PPD), and Gay Panic Defense) and makes recommendations on how (as well as whether or not) to use these defenses.
by David Caditz, Ph.D.
Authored by David M. Caditz with responses from Roy Futterman and Edward Schwartz. Suppose there was a more predictable, accurate and efficient way of exercising your peremptory strikes? Like using a computer model based on game theory? In this article, a physicist presents his thoughts on making those final decisions more logical and rational and based on the moves opposing counsel is likely to make.
by Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.
As we reach the dog days of summer and triple digit temperatures (and humidity pushing triple digits in some parts of the country), it’s a perfect time to sit in air-conditioned comfort with an adult beverage and ponder the plethora of possibilities in this penultimate Jury Expert issue for 2014. […]
Previous Issue - May 2014, Vol. 26, No. 2
by Bronwen Lichtenstein, PhD.
and Stanley L. Brodsky, Ph.D.
You might think of this as a recommendation to modify your client’s “visual identity”–at least for trial.
by Tarika Daftary-Kapur, Ph.D.
and Steven Penrod, Ph.D.
and Maureen O'Connor, J.D., Ph.D.
A new study showing (gasp) that PTP really DOES effect juror decision-making. You want to read this.
by Merrie Jo Pitera, Ph.D.
“Hey! This opposing counsel is really nice and we have things in common!” Helping your witness NOT fall for that old shtick.
by Liana Peter-Hagene, MA
and Alexander Jay, BA
and Jessica Salerno, PhD
“Seeing or hearing that just makes me morally outraged!” And moral outrage makes jurors more likely to vote guilty according to this research.
by Michelle A. Jones, M.A., J.D.
and Tess M.S. Neal, Ph.D.
Here’s an update on how women expert witnesses fare compared to male expert witnesses. Some good news. Some not so good news. Make sure your knowledge is current.
by Ekaterina Pivovarova, Ph.D.
and Judith G. Edersheim, J.D., M.D.
and Justin Baker, M.D., Ph.D.
and Bruce H. Price, M.D.
Here’s a primer on everything you need to know about the polygraph. Yesterday, today and tomorrow!
by ASTC Member Trial Consultants
Not enough sleep during trial (or outside of trial)? Try our Favorite Thing.
by Suann Ingle, M.S.
PowerPoint gets a bad rap. Take a look at this thought piece about how the much-maligned presentation app can be used most effectively.
by Rita Handrich, PhD
As spring moves toward the heat of summer we hope you can take The Jury Expert with you wherever you may go—either reading us online or downloading our pdf file of the entire issue. This issue is a good depiction of the variety in thought, research and advocacy that we […]