Annalise quotes on Jury:
So, how do we win this? Not based on evidence, but the emotions of the jury. In emotionally driven cases, jury selection isn't a science. It's the art of human study.
- For example, men tend to be punishment-oriented and favor the prosecution.
- Similarities between the juror and your client... any personal connections that will help the juror sympathize.
- When police testimony is pivotal to the prosecution's case, we have to look for jurors who are prone to distrust authority … Number one is race. There's a larger distrust of police among black Americans.
The prosecution has leaked gossip to the press in order to slut-shame my client and poison the jury pool.