BEHAVIORAL AND STATEMENT ANALYSIS
Body language expert, Susan Constantine’s profiling skills have proven helpful in evaluating the body language, voice and statements of suspects, witness, plaintiffs, or defendants in videotaped or live interviews during depositions or surveillance.
Susan’s expert deception detection profiling skills arms attorneys with the competitive edge in trial, depositions, and voir dire
- Uncover biases
- Reveal untruths
- Pinpoint “ Hot Spots”
- Elicit relevant information
- Uncover motive and intent
- Uncover suppressed and emerging emotions
- Read verbal objections before they’re expressed
- Written reports available upon request
Susan Constantine is an expert at witness preparation for Florida. Trial preparation can be exhausting so let Susan relieve some of the stress by taking advantage of her expert witness preparation skills, assisting you and your client to prepare for their trial. Research found that most jurors decide guilt, innocent, or award of damages just after the opening statements.
Why? Because people judge others by what they see and hear. That is why it is so important to make a great first impression with jurors. Susan uses her witness preparation skills in working with your client, witnesses, and yourself to make a favorable impact on the jury though body language gestures and dress. Susan began her career preparing witnesses for trial by creating an image that is consistent with your message. Susan is also a certified image consultant from the London Institute of Image Consulting. Susan has assisted numerous Florida attorneys in witness preparation that resulted in a favorable outcome.
- Witness Preparation Services for Attorneys and Their Clients
- Expert Body Language Analysis and Recommendations Provided to Attorneys in Florida
- Learn how to send the right signal
- Personal shopping for trial wardrobe
- Color psychology in dress
- Minimize physical intimidation in dominate clients
- Appropriate dress for client in criminal, civil, and plaintiff cases
Jury Selection fees vary so schedule your complimentary consult with Susan to discuss your case or call her at 407.405.3417
Attorneys are focused on presenting their case but often miss nonverbal signals that can detect the dangerous jurors in your case. Susan has been analyzing jurors for almost 10 years to help Florida attorneys in jury selection. Her top-secret proofing skills have accurately identified the juror foreperson and jurors with hidden agendas. Jurors send signals that are so slight that only a skilled nonverbal jury selection expert can see. As a jury selection consultant and media analyst in high profile cases, Susan works as a team to assist Florida attorneys to see what they’ve been missing in selecting a jury.
- In courtroom analysis during jury selection
- Detect jurors hidden agenda
- Observe verbal and nonverbal indicators of truthful responses during jury selection
- Observe verbal and nonverbal indicators of deception responses during jury selection
- Detect the silent juror
- Detect sway jurors
- Determine who the foreperson is and how to use him/her to your advantage
- How to get dangerous jurors struck for cause during jury selection
- Determine what jurors to strike and keep during jury selection
SCIENTIFIC JURY SELECTION
Studies have shown that final jury verdicts are usually identical to the majority vote on the first ballot, it is thus crucial that the jury be as favorably predisposed as possible to the attorney’s case.
The probability of achieving favorable predisposition can be enhanced by selecting jurors scientifically, based on systematic evidence of juror values by demographic and social groupings.
Jury Selection is not intended to obtain a stacked jury, although it sometimes happens. It is intended to obtain only a few-2 or 3 more desirable jurors in order to change the outcome.
The attorney’s goal is to select a jury as favorably disposed to his case as possible. By using systematic evidence of the values of jurors, the attorney can scientifically predict which jurors would probably by sympathetic and/or antagonistic to his case.
Juries not only assess evidence but also decide how law is applied to any particular case through the power of acquittal, decisions on degree of guilt in criminal cases, and the magnitude of damages awarded in civil suites. Because each jury is a little parliament, jurors should be studied through their values. Perception is inherently selective, and values are one of the mechanisms through which selective perception takes place.
Since strongly felt values of individuals are reinforced in group settings (deliberations) it is important to obtain systematic evidence on values by social groupings, rather than relying on attempts to infer values from questioning individuals in Voir Dire.
The group process the attorney wishes to induce in the jury is a favorable “majority effect”, the tendency of groups in dissensus to shift towards consensus in the direction of the initial majority view.
100 Percent of juries voting unanimously not-guilty on the first ballot, voted not-guilty in the final verdict. 91 Percent of the final verdicts were not-guilty if 7-11 voted not-guilty on the first ballot. The failure to get at least 50% not-guilty votes on the first ballot, resulted in final guilty verdicts.
JuryQuest is an unobtrusive approach to Voir Dire utilizing court provided information and is based on the assumption that individuals with similar statuses-and combination of statuses-have a tendency to reflect the values of the groups in the aggregate. The individual juror is thus assessed as a representative of the group as a whole.
JuryQuest is a scientifically validated database of nearly 45,000 respondents to various verdict related surveys. JuryQuest uses this database to identify how verdict related attitudes and opinions are distributed among the population. JuryQuest uses scientific jury selection principals to profile the jurors in your panel according to their demographic match with the respondents in the database. JuryQuest uses the general individual juror descriptive data typically supplied by the court depending on jurisdiction.
- JuryQuest assigns each juror a verdict related profile score and ranks them according to their potential bias in each case (from “Ideal” to “Dangerous” juror).
- Low rated jurors are targeted for voir dire, leading to removal for cause.
- The probability of a favorable jury composition is assured by the exercise of peremptory strikes against surviving low-rated (“Dangerous”) jurors.
The demographic characteristics are important because they are correlated with the values affecting the persuasiveness of, and responsiveness to, evidence presented in the courtroom.
“The purpose of JuryQuest is to provide an empirical basis for challenging jurors.”
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The Seminole County Prosecution Alternatives for Youth (P.A.Y.) consists of Teen Court, J.A.S.P., the Juvenile Alternative Services Program. These programs exist as alternatives to formal court proceedings for delinquent juveniles. We promote accountability to the victim and the community, through activities such as restitution and community service work. We also provide opportunities for personal improvement, such as classes, counseling, and work skills.
P.A.Y. is staffed with 9 full time staff members, and over 50+ volunteers. Our Volunteer Hearing Officers are the heart of the P.A.Y. Program. Each Hearing Officer completes a thirty hour training course which includes Juvenile Justice Procedures, Juvenile Criminal Law, Communication/Conflict Resolution, Hearing Procedures, and Sanction Philosophy.