Scientific Jury Selection [SJS] Law and Legal Definition

The scientific jury selection [SJS] refers to a social science technique and an expertise jury selection method adopted in the U.S., when lawyers are given the opportunity to question jurors at trial. The lawyers and the judge choose ‘which people will be on the jury’.

The SJS includes three stages. They are: creating a list of citizens who are eligible, selecting the citizens to call in a particular case, and a process in which prospective jurors are examined under oath. The last stage is known as voir dire. The basis of this type of selection is that juror attitudes predict voting preferences most effectively.