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More “BULL”…

November 2, 2016 // Social Media // One Comment

By; Amy Singer, PhD. & Kristina Denius, JD. The CBS television series “Bull” follows Dr. Jason Bull, an extremely intelligent, cocky yet charming, trial/litigation scientist who is hired by attorneys to ensure that the verdict in the deliberation room is […]

Need a Clear Roadmap for Successful Trial Strategy?

January 13, 2016 // Law, News and Views // No Comments

January 13, 2016 By Amy Singer, Ph.D., and Kemberlee Bonnet, M.A. Part 1 Have you ever conducted a Decision Navigation® research study? It’s an excellent tool that allows researchers to plan a very detailed decision tree for successful litigation strategy. […]

Leveraging Social Media for Litigation Psychology

November 10, 2015 // Law, News and Views, Social Media // No Comments

November 10, 2015 By Amy Singer, Ph.D. and  Kemberlee Bonnet Social media is allowing researchers the chance to study human behavior in a new context, as users are freely revealing more and more information about themselves at both the individual […]

Presenting to the jury: client’s delay in seeking treatment for damages

February 26, 2015 // Law // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D., Diana Greninger and Kemberlee Bonnet   It is not uncommon in personal injury cases for the injured individual to delay seeking medical treatment after an incident. Why is that?  The fact is that injured persons often […]

Social media delayed: a case of life and death

September 30, 2014 // Law, Social Media // No Comments

By Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, Ph.D., Amy Singer, Ph.D. and Diana Greninger Jury selection for Jodi Arias sentencing phase began this Monday in Arizona.  Given this case’s publicity, social media has once again come into question.  As citizens, we must ask ourselves, […]

Are you de-selecting the wrong jurors?

March 6, 2014 // Law // No Comments

By Amy Singer, Ph.D., Diana Greninger and Kemberlee Bonnet When it comes to voir dire, attorneys have to de-select from the venire members they are “dealt.” It is similar to a game of Rummy. When your hand is dealt, you […]

Trial and Social Media: Researching Potential Jurors

February 5, 2014 // News and Views // No Comments

By Hayes Hunt and Brian Kint Social media is a mainstay in daily life. Over a billion people are registered users of Facebook. The Facebook logo and the logos of other social networking giants such as Twitter are quickly becoming […]

Ask Amy – How does one spot the leaders of the jury?

December 5, 2013 // Ask Amy, Law // No Comments

It’s interesting to note that with all primates, the noses are pointed to the leader.

How do you feel about the approach of discussing your weaknesses, concerns about the case, in voir dire?

November 7, 2013 // Ask Amy, Law // No Comments

I always recommend asking about the problem areas of the case in voir dire.

Ask Amy – What are your thoughts on how trial attorneys approaching jury selection in terms of demeanor, tone of questioning, etc.?

October 31, 2013 // Ask Amy, Law // No Comments

A friend recently performed an effective voir dire in a serious murder case.  She was described as being like a “talk show host” (in the best sense of those words) in terms of creating a forum for honest, gentle exchanges with […]