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Jury Selection: The Law, Art and Science of Selecting a Jury 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.
The volume includes questions for plaintiff and defense lawyers, and court-proven tips for making favorable impressions on the jury. It examines the history, functions, and features of the jury, and the groundwork for its selection. Topics include:
• The right to a jury trial
• Characteristics and features of the jury
• Community analysis: goals and methodologies
• Investigation of venire
• Mock and shadow juries
• Challenges to the array
• Challenges for cause
• Peremptory challenges
• Civil and criminal voir dire
• Approaches to jury selection
A detailed index and convenient tables are also included.