Dr. Kovera has more than 25 years of experience in assisting attorneys with:

Trial Preparation

  • Community surveys to evaluate pretrial publicity effects in different venues
  • Community surveys of venirepersons to aid jury selection
  • Jury simulations to test different presentation strategies

Expert Testimony

  • The reliability of eyewitness identifications
    • system variables
      • blind administration of lineups
      • biased instructions
      • simultaneous vs. sequential presentation
      • feedback effects and confidence malleability
      • estimator variables
        • stress
        • weapon focus
        • cross-racial identification
        • exposure duration
        • retention interval
  • Pretrial publicity effects on juror decision making