July 9, 2018
With the #MeToo movement still at the forefront of today’s conversation, psychology can help further the movement and inspire change, especially with the topic of victim blaming and who is more likely to take part in this. Victim blaming as defined here is “a devaluing act where the victim of a crime, an accident, or any…
September 1, 2017
Legal Consensus, PLLC is a full service forensic and trial consulting firm committed to helping attorneys harness the potential of social science in understanding and capturing events in the courtroom. From understanding mental health evidence, to witness prep, persuasive storytelling, connecting with your jury, diversity and gender issues, family law, or any other trial issue…
August 23, 2017
The NPR show All Things Considered interviewed Dr. Jean Twenge on August 7, 2017, on how smart phones are making kids unhappy. Dr. Twenge noted that the iGen generation (a term she has coined), those born between 1995 and 2012, are unhappy in part due to smartphones. According to Dr. Twenge, the iGen are on…
June 28, 2017
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June 24, 2017
It’s all too common to associate mass shooters with the disenfranchised individual or a terroristic act. While these are true associations, another association is that shooters have a history of aggression and violence toward women. A Washington Post article written by Nancy Leong about the shooting of Republicans while they practiced baseball discusses this issue…
June 22, 2017
There have been many myths regarding fatherhood throughout time. In an Washington Post article written by Paul Raeburn, he speaks about a Supreme Court decision that , “struck down a law that treated unwed mothers and fathers differently when granting citizenship to their children born outside the United States — the requirements for fathers were stiffer….
June 20, 2017
Dr. Alissa Sherry recently testified in the Alex Jones and Kelly Jones custody case. Her testimony was highlighted on a number of national and local news media sites including the Huffington Post, The Daily Beast , and the Austin American Statesman . High profile custody cases can be particularly difficult and expensive cases to litigate….
November 16, 2016
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, the Legal Consensus team will be working remotely at times. Because we are working remotely we have decided to downsize the physical space. You can find us at 4000 Medical Parkway, Suite 205, Austin, TX 78756. We are located near Central Market and have plenty of parking….
August 28, 2016
This month, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson has faced some tough scrutiny over her decision to to jail a mentally ill rape victim in an effort to insure her testimony against her rapist. Three issues come to mind when considering the facts surrounding this decision. First, the fact that jail appears to be the…