THE JURY Pt. 4 – EMOTIONAL DAMAGE – Some trials can be horrific and disturbing. We as Judges, Crown Attorneys and defence lawyers know this all too well and it can be very difficult for jurors too. As well as financial cost there can be an even greater emotional cost.
The evidence in particularly brutal trials can leave jurors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. But in many jurisdictions across the country, jurors are simply thanked and dismissed after the verdict with little or no support to cope with what they witnessed.
Source: ‘It’s still a nightmare’: The case of jurors released with PTSD and little or no help after verdict – Health – CBC News