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Amy J. Posey and Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195183092

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183092.001.0001

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Trial Consulting

Trial Consulting

Does It Help to Achieve the Goal of Justice?

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(p.3) 1 Trial Consulting
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Trial Consulting
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Amy J. Posey

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183092.003.0001

This chapter begins with a brief description of the purpose of the book, which is to explore the multitude of roles for trial consultants, in order to describe the major activities they do (not just the misnamed “jury selection”), and to evaluate both their effectiveness and their ethics. The basic viewpoint is that trial consultants do a number of things that extend beyond the public’s casual awareness. It then discusses the field of trial consulting, the history of trial consulting, what trial consultants do, and criticisms of trial consulting. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   trial consulting, trial consultants, job description

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