Jury Selection: Measures of General Bias

Amy J. Posey and Lawrence S. Wrightsman

in Trial Consulting

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195183092
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893454 | DOI:

Series: American Psychology-Law Society Series

Jury Selection: Measures of General Bias

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Given the fragile relationship between jurors’ demographic classifications or internal qualities and their verdicts, trial consultants have followed two pathways in advising and evaluating jury selection: a general approach and a case-specific approach. This chapter discusses each approach, and then focuses on strategies consistent with the general one.

Keywords: trial consulting; trial consultants; general approach; jurors; bias; jury selection

Chapter.  6863 words. 

Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology

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