6.Juror #3 has sat on many juries and has a negative view of lawyers. He seemed to have determined guilt even prior to hearing the case. How does complacency affect decision-making and team effectiveness within the wildland fire community? Discuss instances of complacency that you have experienced. How did you handle those situations?
oAnswers will vary, but may include:A rush to judgment.Increased safety risks.Breakdown in crew cohesion.7.Juror #10 questions the Foreman’s ability to lead stating the Foreman is a “kid.” This in turn leads to the Foreman questioning his leadership skills. Discuss instances when you witnessed a supervisor disregarding suggestions because he/she felt a subordinate lacked the knowledge/experience to make such a suggestion. Was the supervisor’s concern warranted? How did you handle the situation?oAnswers will vary.
8.Juror #7 changes his vote from guilty to not guilty in order to bring about consensus eventhough he believes the defendant is guilty. What Wildland Fire Leadership Values and Principles does the character compromise?
oAnswers will vary, but may include:All three values are compromised in some manner. He has a duty to the defendant to obtain a fair trial and to address reasonable doubt issues. The other jurors deserve respect from him. He should be putting the needs of the defendant and the other jurors in front of his own needs to see the baseball game. He lacks the integrity to accept the responsibility of being a juror and upholding the structure of the U.S. Constitution and the legal process.Numerous principles with the values are also compromised.9.Individual jurors allowed personal feelings (age, ethnicity, class, prior relationships, etc.) to play a major role in determining their verdict of the defendant. How would you handlea crew/team member who allowed his/her personal feelings to compromise the group’s mission?oAnswers will vary.