7398Re: 3 is a crowd
- Feb 10, 2005Amy, are you not using this forum to help one side or the other in
these cases pick and sway the jury to help their side win?
What bothers me is that these techniques are basically a sophisticated
form of jury tampering. Is that a good thing? many critcs seem to
feel it's not. I refer you to an editorial review of one book on the
subject, Stack and Sway, and ask for your comments:
From Amazon.com: The authors take a critical look at the science of
jury consultants in Stack and Sway. Using the techniques of modern
social science, psychology, and market research, jury consultants
apply sophisticated research methods to figure out the best strategies
for picking and swaying a jury. This book examines whether the
industry is effective and it reveals the tricks of the trade. --David
Marshall Nissman, J.D.
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. Jury 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 ACCEPTIBLE THAN CRUDER FORMS OF JURY
Or do the methods of jury consultants amount to little more than an
extension of what attorneys have always done? This book will reveal
the "tricks of the trade" and explore the many ways in which trial
consultants have infiltrated the courtroom. The authors' purpose is
not to launch an all-out attack on this growing industry, but rather
to pull back the curtains, allowing a fair and balanced assessment of
a new phenomenon in American justice.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jurydoctor@a... wrote:
> Need your opinion on this case.. all money ($5) per opinion goes to the
> "cookie fund" (the girls who had to pay 900 bucks for leaving
cookies at the
> neighbors) will even mention your name as a contributor if you like..
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