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Juries, Witnesses, and Persuasion: A Brief Overview of the Science of Persuasion and Its Applications for Expert Witness Testimonyby Rebecca E. Velez and Tess M.S. Neal and Margaret Bull KoveraPosted on December 16, 2016 | 4 CommentsHere's a primer on persuasion--types of persuasion and how we use them presented by a group of academics and then trial consultants reactions.
by Claire E. Moore and Stanley L. Brodsky, Ph.D. and David SamsPosted on December 16, 2016 | 1 CommentWe all know they are omnipresent but what do those court reporters really think and experience?
by Mykol C. Hamilton and Kate ZephyrhawkePosted on December 16, 2016 | 3 CommentsUncovering bias in change of venue surveys.
Expressing Anger Increases Male Jurors’ Influence, but Decreases Female Jurors’ Influence, During Mock Jury Deliberationsby Jessica Salerno, Ph.D. and Liana Peter-Hagene, MA and Justin Sanchez, BAPosted on October 13, 2016 | 3 CommentsIn her autobiography, Justice Sonia Sotomayor highlights emotion expression as a powerful persuasion tool—an argument that dates back to the 4th century B.C.E. (Aristotle, Rhetoric). Yet, expressing emotion has not always served her well. Her minority dissent from the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Michigan’s affirmative action ban (Schuette v. […]
Juror Perceptions of Women as Expert Witnesses: Suggestions for the Effects of Testimony Complexity, Gender-Intrusive Questioning, and Perceived Credibilityby Brittany P. BatePosted on June 20, 2016 | 1 CommentThe use of expert witnesses has become commonplace within legal proceedings. As a result, research regarding how jurors perceive expert testimony has become of increasing importance. A variety of variables can influence juror perceptions of expert testimony, ranging from content-related variables (e.g., quality of the testimony, complexity of the testimony) […]
Revealing Juror Bias Without Biasing Your Juror: Experimental Evidence For Best Practice Survey And Voir Dire Questionsby Mykol C. Hamilton, PhD and Kate Zephyrhawke, MAPosted on December 1, 2015 | 13 CommentsProspective jurors "know" the "right answer" to the questions on whether they can be fair and unbiased. But in this research, two academics show us how traditional voir dire and survey questions pose the question in a way that elicits a drastic under-reporting of individual biases. This article shows how to ask questions to help jurors acknowledge their biases (which we all have) in ways that does not shame them or make them feel like "bad people" for having biases.
by Adam Benforado, J.D.Posted on August 28, 2015 | 1 CommentDo trial consultants spell the end of justice? Or the other way around? Or, perhaps, somewhere in the middle?
by Chris Dominic, MA and Jeffrey W. Jarman, Ph.D. and Jonathan M. Lytle, Ph.D.Posted on May 31, 2015 | 14 CommentsDo different camera angles during deposition affect how observers will assess the credibility of the witness? Take a look at this research!
by Geoffrey D. Munro, Ph.D. and Cynthia A. Munro, Ph.D.Posted on May 31, 2015 | 4 CommentsDo jurors prefer hard science over soft science when it comes to evidence presented in the courtroom? And if they do, how can you change their minds?
by Editorial StaffPosted on May 31, 2015 | 1 CommentWe've been surprised by how popular these lists of most clicked-on articles are and so we are giving you one more before 2016. These are the most popular articles since The Jury Expert began to publish only online.