Handbook of Trial Consulting

  • Richard L. Wiener
  • Brian H. Bornstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Richard L. Wiener, Brian H. Bornstein
    Pages 1-10
  3. Applied Research Methodologies for Trial Consultants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Caroline B. Crocker, Margaret Bull Kovera
      Pages 13-31
    3. Bradley D. McAuliff, Leslie Ellis, Mark Phillips
      Pages 33-61
    4. Twila Wingrove, Angela Korpas, Robert F. Belli
      Pages 93-119
  4. Witness Preparation and Effective Testimony

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Marc W. Pearce
      Pages 137-172
    3. Mark R. Cambron
      Pages 173-185
    4. Erin M. Richter, Amy M. Humke
      Pages 187-201
  5. Specific Interdisciplinary Topics in Trial Consulting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Lisa M. Spano, Jennifer L. Groscup, Steven D. Penrod
      Pages 217-244
    3. Brian H. Bornstein, Edie Greene
      Pages 281-295
    4. William Drew Gouvier, Heather A. Stewart, Adrianne M. Brennan
      Pages 297-328
  6. Professional Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Veronica Stinson, Brian L. Cutler
      Pages 331-349
    3. Dennis P. Stolle, Christina A. Studebaker
      Pages 351-369
    4. Franklin Strier
      Pages 371-392
    5. Juliana Reno
      Pages 393-409

About this book


Handbook of Trial Consulting


Richard L. Wiener and Brian H. Bornstein, editors




Since its beginnings in scientific jury selection, trial consulting has engendered a growing academic literature, a professional association, and a thriving industry covering many discrete areas of practice. And while there is no specific course of study for trial consultants, much of what constitutes the field falls under the heading of legal psychology, with a number of available volumes on the subject. The Handbook of Trial Consulting differs from the others in its emphasis on social analytic jurisprudence, an empirically-based interdisciplinary lens for understanding legal issues and testing the assumptions that the law, and lawyers, make about human behavior, helping to ensure impartial, efficient service in diverse contexts while minimizing procedural and ethical pitfalls. Contributors focus on applied research methods, effective testimony strategies, specific psycholegal issues, and professional concerns to examine what trial consultants should know about:


  • Jury selection and jury decision-making
  • Social-cognitive aspects of legal persuasion
  • The admissibility of expert witness testimony.
  • Using survey research, statistics, and technological evidence
  • Assessment of monetary and neuropsychological damages
  • Avoiding conflicts of interest

Occupying a crucial intersection between disciplines (and even advising legal professionals about what they can expect from consultants), the Handbook of Trial Consulting is a field-defining resource for legal psychologists,  andpsychiatrists, lawyers, criminologists, sociologists, and political scientists as well as graduate students and academicians in psychology and law.   

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard L. Wiener
    • 1
  • Brian H. Bornstein
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of PsychologyUniversity of Nebraska/LincolnLincolnUSA
  2. 2.Dept. PsychologyUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7568-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7569-0
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