Community Attitude Survey
Discovering community biases and opinions.
In certain high profile or “hot-button” issue cases, social science methods and techniques can provide valid and reliable quantitative information about community opinions on key case issues, themes, or strategies. Reliable data can establish an empirical basis for the identification of high-risk jurors and measure community bias.
- Evaluate relevant attitudes and opinions among jury-eligible residents of a trial venue.
- Provide valid and reliable information about community opinions on key case issues, themes, or strategies.
- Establish an empirical basis for the identification of high-risk jurors.
- Measure community bias and prejudice to assess support for a change of venue motion.
- Employed in conjunction with a media analysis to provide a solid basis for expert testimony or an affidavit on enhanced conditions of voir dire, change of venue, or other judicial remedies for bias and prejudice in the jury pool.