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Trial Consulting

Amy J. Posey and Lawrence S. Wrightsman


In its roughly 25 years of existence, the trial-consulting profession has grown dramatically in membership, recognition, and breadth of practice. What began as a small activist group of social scientists volunteering their expertise to assist in the defense of Vietnam War protestors, has evolved into a diverse set of professionals from a range of educational and professional backgrounds. In spite of such enormous growth, the work of trial consultants has gone largely unexamined. Trial Consulting takes an in-depth look at the primary activities of trial consultants, including witness preparatio ... More

Keywords: trial-consulting, activist group, social scientists, Vietnam War protestors, trial consultants, witness preparation, focus groups, mock trials, jury selection, handwriting analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195183092
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183092.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy J. Posey, author
Benedictine College

Lawrence S. Wrightsman, author
University of Kansas