CSI begins with a jury profile.
CSI's scientific jury selection (and deselection) services typically begin with the development of a profile of the most and least favorable juror characteristics. While this profile often is the result of ongoing trial research, we just as often develop a profile based on prior experience with similar cases. Additionally, Courtroom Sciences, Inc.s' neuro-psychologists advise on specific techniques to neutralize reptile tactics in the courtroom.
The profile is used to guide the development of a juror questionnaire as well as lines of inquiry voir dire and opening statements.
Who coined the term 'stealth juror'?
CSI researchers were the first to develop the term “Stealth Juror”, a term now featured on Wikipedia. The term refers to people who are motivated by a hidden agenda and attempt to be seated on a jury for the purpose of influencing the outcome. Psychology-based jury selection consultants can detect such characters before they are seated.
Know your audience.
Popular opinions suggest that demographics are the principal consideration during jury selection. In reality, demographics are not predictive of jury orientation. Research indicates that other, less obvious, factors including attitudes, beliefs, life experiences and personality greatly influence how a juror will respond to the case narrative, evidence and witnesses.
While trial attorneys consider potential jurors’ bias or personal affiliations, CSI’s trial consultants apply psychometric methodology to more fully assess juror profiles before the case goes to trial. Our proven research protocols and interview techniques provide valuable knowledge of the preexisting psychological determinants of how the case will be construed – helping counsel to compose the optimal audience.
Voir Dire Development
Did you know CSI's Litigation Support team arranges court reporters and videographers to record mock trial and focus group sessions?
These auxiliary services provide an interactive record of the research-based events that can be referenced repeatedly as the case progresses. Your private CSINet repository stores transcripts and synchronized videos from these events in standard formats for easy review.