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Vicarious Trauma in the Courtroom: Judicial Perceptions of Juror Distress

Jury duty can be a stressful and traumatic experience, particularly when it involves a lengthy trial, being sequestered, or cases including disturbing testimony, gruesome details, or emotional evidence. In an exploratory study, 13 South Carolina circuit court judges were interviewed about the psychological health of jurors and susceptibility to symptoms of secondary traumatic stress.

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