How Jurors Use Technology in 2016

iOS

In 2011, 2014, and (now) 2016, I have written columns for the Palm Beach Bar regarding how jurors use technology.

2016 is different.

The question is no longer whether jurors are using technology (they are), the question is what is their relationship with technology.  Even if someone is extremely tech-savvy, they may still agree with the anti-tech person that technology is too intrusive.  Most people think technology is a great investigation tool… until it goes too far and becomes creepy.

This article, here, provides snippets of various polls and studies about how jurors (meaning all of us) are using and relating to technology.

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