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Ted A. Donner & Richard K. Gabriel, Jury Selection Strategy and Science
From publisher blurb: Explores the psychological, scientific, and legal aspects of the jury selection, and includes guidance on issues such as nonverbal cues and confirming the existence of bias. Coverage: constitutional guarantee to trial by jury; sample voir dire in civil and criminal cases; techniques for efficiently utilizing challenges and drafting key statements.
James J. Gobert, Ellen Kreitzberg, Charles H. Rose III, Jury Selection: Law, Art & Science of Selecting a Jury
From publisher blurb: Examines an integrated approach to jury selection, providing the latest social science methodology and voir dire techniques in order to help you identify problems, spot personality traits, and isolate social and political biases that may affect jury decisions. Includes questions for plaintiff and defense lawyers, and court-proven tips for making favorable impressions on the jury.
Jurywork Systematic Techniques
Synthesizes law, sociology, and psychology to help improve jury selection and communication with jurors. Includes insight into trial preparation, case analysis, juror attitudes, and voir dire questions and procedures. Addresses the challenges of a jury trial and provides practical information to help improve the ground rules for selecting a jury before the trial begins. Consideration is given to venue, jury pool composition, and jury selection procedures.
Lisa Blue and Robert Hirschhorn, Blue's Guide to Jury Selection
Designed to quickly familiarize with the relevant issues and provide detailed, practical instructions and aids. Discusses the "Six Goals of Voir Dire," to ensure the seating of a jury that will give your client a fair trial. Discusses psychological techniques to predict juror favorability. Includes methods to spot and deal with dangerous or problematic jurors. Includes in-depth discussions of technology and visual aids to strengthen your case. Provides forms, sample questions, and questionnaires plus commentary and tips. Includes icebreakers, power statements, and ways to bond with prospective jurors.
Jay Grenig, William Lee and Kevin O'Malley, Federal Jury Practice & Instruction--Jury Trials
Chapter 3. Selection of Federal Jury Panels
Chapter 4. Choosing and Empaneling the Jury
Books in Print
Jury Selection by
Call Number: LAW KF8979 .K68 2013
Publication Date: (2012)
Reviews law governing attorneys' decisions to remove potential jurors from jury service, including laws prohibiting systematic removal of particular categories of people from the jury. Provides overview of standardized tools for assessing personality traits and attitudes that may be related to jurors' verdicts as well as research establishing the validity of these measures. Reviews studies that evaluate effectiveness of both traditional and scientific methods of jury selection, including methods used to conduct a community survey to guide a change of venue motion and selection of potential jurors to excuse. Discusses ethical principles to be followed when assisting attorneys with jury selection issues.
Mastering Voir Dire and Jury Selection by
Call Number: LAW KF8979.F73 2011
Publication Date: (3d ed., 2012)
Focuses on skills needed to conduct effective voir dire and jury selection.
The Jury Process by
Call Number: LAW KF8972.M37 2005
Publication Date: (2005)
See Ch. 5, Jury Selection.