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- The Selective Allure of Neuroscience and Its Implications for The Courtroom on No Such Thing As A Sure Thing: Neuroscience, The Insanity Defense, and Sentencing Mitigation
- @TrueRedditLinks on Juror Questions: Why Attorneys Should Embrace Allowing Jurors To Ask Questions of Witnesses
- @Kireal on Talkin’ ‘bout our Generations: Are we who we wanted to be?
- 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
- @civiljustice2 on Predicting Jurors’ Verdict Preference from Behavioral Mimicry
- @Tayllorred on Predicting Jurors’ Verdict Preference from Behavioral Mimicry
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.Posted on November 26, 2014 | No CommentsWendy 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, PhDPosted on November 26, 2014 | No CommentsYou 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 Adam B. Shniderman, Ph.D.Posted on November 26, 2014 | No CommentsNeuroscience 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 Douglas L. Keene, Ph.D. and Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.Posted on August 20, 2014 | 8 CommentsAuthored 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 Mykol C. Hamilton, Ph.D. and Emily Lindon, B.S. and Madeline Pitt, B.S. and Emily K. Robbins, B.S.Posted on August 20, 2014 | 2 CommentsAuthored 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.Posted on August 20, 2014 | 1 CommentAuthored 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 Bronwen Lichtenstein, PhD. and Stanley L. Brodsky, Ph.D.Posted on May 7, 2014 | 4 CommentsYou 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.Posted on May 7, 2014 | No CommentsA new study showing (gasp) that PTP really DOES effect juror decision-making. You want to read this.
by Liana Peter-Hagene, MA and Alexander Jay, BA and Jessica Salerno, PhDPosted on May 7, 2014 | 7 Comments"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.Posted on May 7, 2014 | 2 CommentsHere'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.