Rita Handrich, PhD, Editor – The Jury Expert (from the American Society of Trial Consultants)

Addressing Anti-Muslim Bias in the Courtroom

Information on prevalence of anti-Muslim bias and strategies to minimize this bias in court presented by two experienced trial consultants…more

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Identifying the Authoritarian Juror

How to identify authoritarian jurors. What the literature says that can aid you in selecting or de-selecting these jurors based on the facts of your case…more

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The ethics of racial profiling

Should attorneys decry racial profiling by police officers and yet use it in jury selection? A British philosopher inquires and experienced trial consultants offer their thoughts…more

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Obstacles to Maintaining Jury Diversity

Obstacles to and benefits of maintaining racial diversity on juries for better decision-making…more

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Do Liberals and Conservatives Punish Differently?

An intriguing look at how liberal versus conservative orientation plays into decisions to punish. Three experienced ASTC-member trial consultants respond to this article and discuss how they would use the results in court. This…more

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How Jurors React to Successful Women

An intriguing look at how jurors respond to successful women and how to minimize negative bias. Three experienced ASTC-member trial consultants give their reactions. This article is one of many available free online from The…more

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Cross-Examination of the Narcissistic Witness

An experienced ASTC-member trial consultant provides a follow-up article on the cross-examination of the narcissistic witness. Tips, tools, tactics and how to think about this special challenge. This article is one of many…more

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Preparation of Narcissistic Witnesses

Three experienced ASTC-member trial consultants provide practical strategies for preparing the narcissistic witness. This article is one of many available free online from The Jury Expert (the publication of the American Society…more

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Using principles of persuasion in the courtroom

An overview of the principles of persuasion and how to use them in the courtroom with reactions from three experienced ASTC-member trial consultants. This article is one of many available free online from The Jury Expert (the…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts,...

Solution-Focused Mediation in Litigation

This article presents strategies and ideas on how to use a solution-focused approach to mediation in a litigation context. Three experienced ASTC-member trial consultants offer their reactions. This article is one of many…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts,...

Virtual Forensic Animation at Trial

Discusses how virtual forensic animation can be used at trial to effectively communicate just what happened and let jurors see with their own eyes. Three experienced ASTC-member trial consultants react and the author responds…more

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How to use research on religious affiliation at trial

This article reviews the social sciences research on religion and discusses how attorneys can use this information in voir dire and case presentation. Three experienced ASTC-member trial consultants weigh in and the authors…more

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Helping Witnesses Remember More

Basic psychological research shows that you can help your eye witnesses to remember more using a simple strategy: have them close their eyes! Read about how this works and see experienced ASTC-member trial consultants responses…more

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Effective Voir Dire Strategies

An experienced ASTC-member trial consultant offers practical tips on staying organized in voir dire and jury selection. A straight-forward, low-tech approach that allows you to maintain your composure in the thick of it. This…more

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