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What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Jury Decision Making

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What makes a bigger impression on a jury—your opening statement or closing argument? What causes jurors to conform to the pressures of others and can voir dire mitigate these effects? How do leading questions affect jury verdicts? These are just some of the questions cognitive science can help answer.
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1. What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Jury Decision Making (Aug 2018)

Alissa Sherry

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What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Jury Decision Making (Aug 2018)

What makes a bigger impression on a jury—your opening statement or closing argument? What causes jurors to conform to the pressures of others and can voir dire mitigate these effects? How do leading questions affect jury verdicts? These are just some of the questions cognitive science can help answer.

Originally presented at: Jul 2018 What Cognitive Science Can Tell Us about Jury Decision Making

Alissa Sherry, Ph.D., Legal Consensus Forensic Evaluation - Austin, TX