Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Winter 2019

Keywords

mock trial, social psychology, litigation consultation

Abstract

Jury selection is a cornerstone of the pre-trial preparations done before all cases. The voir dire process, where an attorney questions the potential jury pool in order to eliminate those with bias, ensures every citizen is given their right to a fair and impartial jury of their peers. This process is flawed, however. The emerging field of litigation consultation seeks to add social psychology to traditional methods and mitigate these flaws, but it is not perfect either. Using previous research and the 2017 Washington State Mock Trial case, I combine aspects of traditional voir dire and litigation consulting to examine what may be a way to bridge the gap. In the process, I analyze the case and create an example community survey that would conceivably help to do so.

Department

Psychology

Comments

Senior Project Advisor: Jennifer Devenport

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Jury selection--United States--Psychological aspects

Geographic Coverage

United States

Genre/Form

student projects; term papers

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Included in

Psychology Commons

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