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Have you seen our articles in The Jury Expert?

Friday, July 13, 2012
posted by Rita Handrich

We’ve written for The Jury Expert a fair amount. In case you don’t know, The Jury Expert is a free publication from the American Society of Trial Consultants that is all about the art and science of litigation advocacy.

Our articles in The Jury Expert are focused on litigation advocacy and meant to help you do your job with the latest information available. Take a look at what we’ve done in the past couple of years.

The ‘Hoodie Effect’: George, Trayvon and How it Might Have Happened

by Douglas L. Keene, Ph.D. and Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.

Two trial consultants apply social science research findings to the crafting of plaintiff and defense trial narratives. How can the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case be explained to jurors?

Book Review: Ideology, Psychology, and Law

by Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.

A review of the new encyclopedia of the intersection of the law and mind sciences: Ideology, Psychology, and the Law (2012).

Talkin’ ‘bout our Generations: Are we who we wanted to be?

by Douglas L. Keene, Ph.D. and Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.

The four generations in the jury box: the same and yet, different.

Generation X members are “active, balanced and happy”. Seriously?

by Douglas L. Keene, Ph.D. and Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.

What’s happened to Generation X? An update on these now 30-45 year old jurors–you may be surprised at what they’ve done.

Between Coddling and Contempt: Managing and Mentoring Millennials

by Douglas L. Keene, Ph.D. and Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.

See Part 1 of this article: Tattoos, Tolerance, Technology, and TMI: Welcome to the land of the Millennials (aka Generation Y) in the July 2010 issue of The Jury Expert   “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just…

Tattoos, Tolerance, Technology, and TMI: Welcome to the land of the Millennials (aka Generation Y)

by Douglas L. Keene, Ph.D. and Rita Handrich, Ph.D.

See the follow-up to this article: Between Coddling and Contempt: Managing and Mentoring Millennials in the September 2010 issue of The Jury Expert.    For Baby Boomers, the don’t-trust-anyone-over-30 lyrics to “My Generation” by Pete Townshend of The Who (1965) bespoke the generation gap. Pete wrote these lyrics at the…

Panic Over the Unknown: America Hates Atheists

by Douglas L. Keene, Ph.D. and Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.

“If ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ was remade today, the ‘shocking’ guest would no longer be a highly accomplished, educated and sophisticated black man (Sidney Poitier) but a highly accomplished, educated and sophisticated atheist.”1 “The prisons are probably filled with people who don’t have any kind of a spiritual or…

Online and Wired for Justice: Why Jurors Turn to the Internet (the “Google mistrial”)

by Douglas L. Keene, Ph.D. and Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.

“There is an online quitting-Facebook-for-Lent support group. But how is it possible to communicate support on Facebook without breaking your vow? Serving on a jury is one of those instances when the cell phone and the laptop are best left at home1.” Trials have been being disrupted due to the…

Book Review: The Juror Factor: Race and Gender in America’s Civil Courts

by Rita R. Handrich, Ph.D.

Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the US Supreme Court in May 2009 unleashed a storm of controversy based on her remarks on her own judicial decision-making:  “I would hope that a wise Latina woman, with the richness of her experiences, would more often than not reach a better

Fairness, Justice and True Understanding: The Benefits of Peremptory Strikes

by Douglas L. Keene, Ph.D.

Editor’s Note: It’s been a busy month for juries in the news and Doug Keene (President of ASTC) has spent hours on the phone with reporters attempting to clarify the issues and to communicate the position of the American Society of Trial Consultants (ASTC) on issues related to jurors and…

Cross-Examination of the Narcissistic Witness

by Douglas L. Keene, Ph.D.

Editors Note: Following publication of our September 2008 feature on the preparation of narcissistic witnesses, Doug Keene received queries about how to conduct cross-examination with a narcissistic witness. This brief article addresses questions on how to approach this challenging cross-examination process.    Have faith It is natural to fear that…

The Preparation of Narcissistic Witnesses: “I’m Better Than I Need To Be!”

by Douglas L. Keene, Ph.D.

Shortly after the July issue of TJE published, we received an email from an attorney-reader in response to the Christie Brinkley divorce coverage wherein the court-appointed psychologist described Peter Cook, as a “narcissist with an insatiable ego who needs constant reassurance that he is a terrific guy” (CBS News.com, 7/8/2008).”I…
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