Feed the Crocodile Candy: Using Pleasure to Override the Reptilian Brain

“The mind is its own place, and in itself. Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.” ~Milton Jury’s make decisions based on many things, emotions usually direct these decisions much more than simple raw facts. Decision science reveals even feelings very incidental to the problem situation drastically alters …

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Jury Selection and Social Science: A Historical Snapshot of 4 Cases

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Attorney’s are experts in litigation, trained in nuances of complex law and judiciary process. Psychologists and Social Scientists are experts in human behavior and decision making. Applying social science methodologies to assist in selecting juries is known as scientific jury selection.  Cases such as the “Harrisburg Seven”, Wounded Knee Trial, the …

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