Source was copy-n-paste headline, as is information presented below regarding jury consultants and expert witnesses. No denying it remains the best system money can buy. Know of any public defenders with access to consultants and $300/hr expert witnesses? Jury consultants and hired guns are cesspool denizens which reveal a flawed model that frequently exhibits less integrity than a Ouija board.
The advent of highly paid professionals who lend a scientific gloss to the process has changed things, creating a harmful impression--sometimes true in fact--of unfairness, and a justice system gone terribly awry.
Deploying techniques imported from the world of commercial advertising and marketing, and less scientific sociological hocus-pocus, the growing cadre of trial consultants is transforming American justice, though not necessarily for the better.
The power of science and truth: countering paid liars' efforts to ...... I once clerked for a federal district judge known for his bluntness, who called all expert witnesses, "paid liars".
Hmmmm. So citizens can expect justice from a sytem which yanks laymen from the steets to interpret the facts and apply the law as presented by those (lawyers, prosecutors, judges) with DECADES of education/training/experience. Compounding that dilemma with jury consultants and paid liars is a recipe for disaster. Not to mention overwhelming and complex jury instructions capable of confusing mensa members.