Jury Selection and Trial Consultation

  • Lenore E. A. Walker
  • David L. Shapiro


The area of trial consultation including selecting juries is one that has developed over the past 30 years into an important area of forensic psychology. This has occurred despite the skepticism that occurred because of the possibility for unscrupulous attorneys or psychologists to overstep the boundaries of ethical and moral behavior as was portrayed in the Runaway Jury by John Grisham. Everyone likes to think that psychologists can see into people’s minds and use what they learn to be manipulative. While that occasionally can and does happen, in fact, most trial consultants use perfectly acceptable research methods to obtain important information that lawyers can then choose to use or discard.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lenore E. A. Walker
    • 1
  • David L. Shapiro
    • 1
  1. 1.Nova Southeastern UniversityFt. LauderdaleUSA

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