Stack and Sway The New Science of Jury Consulting

ISBN-10: 0813342414
ISBN-13: 9780813342412
Authors: Neil Kressel, Dorit Kressel
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A new -- and largely hidden -- profession has emerged during the past three decades. Drawing on the techniques of modern social science, psychology, and market research, its practitioners seek to remake the way we pursue justice in the United States. Trial consultants help lawyers to pick -- some would say, stack -- juries predisposed to render the "right" verdict. And consultants apply sophisticated research methods to figure out the best strategies for swaying the panel. What are we to make of this new and steadily growing industry? Do the techniques work? Is this, as some critics have argued, a new form of high-tech jury-rigging, not much more acceptable than cruder forms of jury…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Avalon Publishing Number of pages: 310 Dimensions: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 0.880 lbs. Language: English