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									Criminal Psychology
         Chapter 12
      Trial Consultation
            Talbot
 Kellogg Community College
               Trial Consultation
   Assists attorneys in
   Forensic Psychologists?
       American Society of Trial Consultants (ASTC)
       No certification or licensure requirement
       Backgrounds such as psychology, communications,
        sociology, and political science.

   Criminal v. Civil cases?
   Ethical Issues.
                     Pretrial Activities
    Focus Groups – Group studies of the general population or
     specific groups of interest in order to determine any beliefs,
     feelings or biases held by that group.
    Witness preparation.
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    Jury Composition issues.
        Peremptory Challenges
    Pretrial Publicity issues
        Change of Venue – i.e. Rodney King
        Sequestered Voir Dire
            Presenting the Case
   Developing the “story of the case” -
    narrative
    1.   Narrative __________
    2.   Narrative __________
   Timing of the Defense opening
    statement.
        2 options –Making concessions
        __________ Theory –
        __________ Theory –
       Evidence Presentation
   ________ Position Effect
   ________Effect
   ________ Effect
              Closing Arguments

   First or Last?

   ___________ Approach –
              Jury Selection
    Systematic Jury Selection v. Seat of the
     pants.
    Two primary approaches.
1.   Broad Attitudes and Traits
2.   Case-Specific Approaches
           Other Juror Biases
   The defendant’s characteristics



   The judge’s instructions

								
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