Businesses are very good at empowering their people to make strong decisions when money is on the line. There are extensive training programs for executives and leaders. Why not push for justice using the same expertise?
The life of the accused and the well being of victims and their families is at stake in the outcome of a trial, but there’s more than abstract value on the line. Litigation is expensive, both for public institutions and private parties. The cost of mistrials, hung juries, retrials and appeals can be high. In the case of indigent defendants (those who are unable to pay), the taxpayers shoulder that expense.
The Center for Innovative Thinking has created a decision making system based on business programs in response to the urgent need to empower jurors and create an efficient trial outcome.
This structured framework for decision making is based on reason and parallel thinking, which helps jurors move past their assumptions to analyze information from other angles.