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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) […]
by Suann Ingle, MSPosted on February 27, 2015 | 3 CommentsWhat 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 Michelle A. Jones, M.A., J.D. and Tess M.S. Neal, Ph.D.Posted on May 7, 2014 | 4 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.
by Alexis Forbes, PhDPosted on February 6, 2014 | 2 CommentsWhat you need to know about LGBTQ culture and up-to-date language.
by Alexis A. RobinsonPosted on May 30, 2011 | 3 CommentsA review of literature on how the race or gender of the attorney is related to eventual verdict. Trial consultants, a trial lawyer and an academic react.
by Laura Dominic, M.A.Posted on September 1, 2010 | 5 CommentsIt's 2010. Why are we even talking about gender and the practice of law? Haven't we already "Come a long way, baby?" Hasn't the powerful female lawyer portrayed on the myriad TV legal dramas sent the message to the public that being a good lawyer has nothing to do with […]
by Cameron D. Lippard, Ph.D. and J. Scott Carter, Ph.D. and Mamadi Corra, Ph.D. and Shannon K. Carter, Ph.D.Posted on November 1, 2009 | No CommentsIn any social setting, including the courtroom, being a woman or man implies a certain fundamental belief about the acceptability of changing roles for women in U.S. society. We might expect women to be the most understanding and least judgmental of other women who take on new roles such as […]
by Elizabeth J. Parks-StammPosted on November 1, 2008 | 1 CommentHow do male and female jurors react to a woman who has been successful in a traditionally masculine domain? Research in social psychology consistently finds that both males and females characterize women who have been successful in male-dominated fields as cold, unlikable businesswomen. However, the motivation behind this derogation […]