Module 8
Jury Selection

Learning Objectives 

This module will enable judges to:

  • Utilize questionnaires to enable potential jurors with personal experience as victims or perpetrators of intimate partner sexual abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse or child sexual abuse to disclose that history with the maximum privacy possible
  • Provide support for jurors who often find making these disclosures traumatic.
  • Conduct voir dire that identifies jurors whose personal experience with intimate partner sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual abuse will make them unable to be impartial, but who did not self-identify on the questionnaire
  • Conduct┬ávoir dire┬áthat identifies jurors whose attitudes toward intimate partner sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual abuse will make them unable to be impartial