By: Dr. Kevin Boully
When I was asked to comment on Glenn Meyer’s description of weapons effects in criminal cases, I was initially a little intimidated. Then I realized, it really doesn’t matter if we’re talking about boys, girls, glocks, gray hair or greed– human bias invades and influences juror decisions about victims and their alleged perpetrators as well as civil litigants from corporations to careless drivers. Human as these biases are, they obviously reach far beyond but have specific application in the confines of the courtroom.
So what can civil litigators learn from an article on the gender effects of weapon use?