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, …

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Combating the CSI EFFECT: Controlling Spectator Impressions

    Flashing lights, neon colors, DNA evidence presented within seconds in technicolor, and of course….snappy theme music.  Almost everyone has watched an episode of CSI, Law and Order, Forensic Files or another crime show where every case presented has copious forensic evidence to accompany any prosecution or defense strategy. The truth …

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