mock trial, social psychology, litigation consultation
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.
Craig, Macallan F., "Whose Decision Is It, Anyway? An Analysis of Modern-Day Jury Selection Processes" (2019). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 111.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Jury selection--United States--Psychological aspects
student projects; term papers
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