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Voir Dire & Jury Selection Archive
by James McGee, M.A.Posted on March 31, 2013 | 9 CommentsIn which direction does social power change how we see case facts and hear your story? Original research with tips on application.
by David M. Sams, J.D., LL.M. and Tess M.S. Neal, Ph.D. and Stanley L. Brodsky, Ph.D.Posted on January 31, 2013 | 9 CommentsYou've seen the TV shows, movie references, online posts and comics derogating jury service. You've probably even heard the outrageous reasons for being unable to serve like "It wouldn't be fair since I'm psychic" or "I can't serve since I've been a victim of homicide myself". But do you have a strategy for figuring out who to strike among the jury-avoidant on your panel?
by Douglas L. Keene, PhD and Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.Posted on January 31, 2013 | 5 CommentsHow are the generations alike and different NOW? And what does that mean for you in the office and in the courtroom? A comprehensive overview.
by Douglas L. Keene, Ph.D. and Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.Posted on November 28, 2012 | 7 CommentsWhy would anyone confess to a serious crime they did not commit? It doesn't make sense to us! And yet, it happens. Here's why.
by Diane WileyPosted on November 28, 2012 | 2 CommentsWhat do you need to include in that supplemental jury questionnaire (SJQ) for a false confessions case?
by Jaime Bochantin, Ph.D.Posted on November 28, 2012 | No CommentsHow humor helps (or hinders) deliberations and how you can use humor style in voir dire.
by Karenna F. Malavanti and Megan K. Johnson and Wade C. Rowatt and Charles A. Weaver, III.Posted on May 29, 2012 | 13 CommentsAre we doing enough to address bias in the courtroom? This research would say we are probably not--as it examines the impact of religious cues on racism in the courtroom.
by Ken Broda-Bahm, Ph.D.Posted on March 27, 2012 | 3 CommentsYou probably saw the 'Why does everyone hate jury duty?' articles floating around the web. A trial consultant takes a look at the original article questioning our system and ponders how cynicism plays a role in the responses.
Smoking Dope and Burning Vaginas (Did I Just Say That Out Loud?) And Other Voir Dire Questions You Really Can Ask Out Loudby Charlotte A. (Charli) Morris, M.A.Posted on January 31, 2012 | 7 CommentsSuggestions for handling sensitive topics during voir dire.