O.J. Simpson Trial Jury Questionnaire

Below is the mammoth 75-page questionnaire that potential jurors in “The People v. O.J. Simpson” had to answer. It must be one of the longest personality quizzes in history.


I. FAMILY HISTORY-BACKGROUND.

1. Age?

2. Are you male or female?

3. What is your race? (please circle)
a.) White-caucasion?
b.) Black-African-American?
c.) Hispanic-Latino?
d.) Asian-Pacific Islander?
e.) Other (please state)?

4. Marital status:
 — Single and never married?
 — Single, but living with non-marital mate. For how long?
 — Currently married? Length of marriage?
 — Divorced? When divorced? Length of previous marriage? Did you initiate the divorce? Yes? No?
 — Widowed? Length of marriage?

5. If you have children, please list (include children not living with you): Sex? Age? Does child live with you? Level of education? Occupation?

6. Do you have grown grandchildren? Yes? No? If yes: Sex? Age? Occupation?

7. Do you have medical or physical condition that might make it difficult for you to serve as a juror? (Please include any hearing or eyesight problem or difficulty in climbing stairs.): No? Yes? Please describe.

8. Are you presently taking any form of medication? if so, please list the medications you are taking, the reasons for taking them and how often you take them: Medication? Reason for taking? How long taking?

9. Do you have any problems or areas of concern at home or at work that might interfere with your duties as a juror during trial? Yes? No? If yes, please describe.

II. RESIDENTIAL HISTORY.

10. What part of Los Angeles County do you currently live in and what is your postal zip code? (If you live in the City of Los Angeles please specify the area, for example: (South Central, Crenshaw). Zip Code?

11. How long have you lived at your present residence?

12. Which of the following best describes your current type of residence? Rental apartment? Own home? Rental house? Rental (other)? Other (specify)? Own apartment or condo? Own mobile home?

13. List areas of past residence within the last ten years and indicate how long you lived in each location.

14. Where were you born?

15. Where were you raised?

16. Is English your first language? Yes? No? If no, what is your first language?

17. Do you speak any language other than English? Yes? What language(s)? No?

18. Do you have any difficulty:
 — Reading English? Yes? Sometimes? No?
 — Understanding spoken English? Yes? Sometimes? No?

III. EMPLOYMENT.

19. Are you currently employed outside the home? Yes? No? If so, by whom are you employed? Full or part time? If part time, how many hours per week? How long have you been so employed?

20. What are your specific duties and responsibilities on the job?

21. Does your job involve management or supervisory duties? Yes? No? If you answer is yes, please describe your managerial responsibilities and state the number of employees you supervise.

22. Do you have the authority to hire and fire employees? Yes? No? If yes, is this a difficult decision to make? Yes? No? Please explain.

23. If not currently employed outside the home, please check the category that applies to your employment status: Homemaker? Unemployed-looking for work? Unemployed-not looking for work? Student? Retired? Disabled?

24. If you are not currently employed outside the home but were previously so employed, please describe your most recent form of employment, stating the name of your employer, whether you were employed full or part time, when and for how long you were so employed.

25. Please list your work experience over the past ten years and state when and for how long you were employed at each job. Please give a brief description of each job and the name of each employer. If additional space is needed please use the blank pages provided at the back of the questionnaire and put the number of this question next to your answer.

26. Have you ever worked in the entertainment industry in any capacity? No? Yes? If yes, please explain.

27. Do you have any close friends or relatives who either have worked in the past or are currently working in any capacity in the entertainment industry? No? Yes? If yes, please indicate what relation s-he is to you and where s-he is or was so employed.

28. Have you ever worked in journalism or the news industry in any capacity? No? Yes? If yes, please state where and when you were so employed and give a brief description of your duties.

29. Do you have any close friends or relatives who either have worked or are currently working in journalism or in the news industry in any capacity? No? Yes? If yes, please state where and when s-he was so employed and give a brief description of his or her duties.

30. Have you ever worked in a laboratory or in any medical research or testing facility? No? Yes? If yes, please describe your duties and when and for how long you were so employed.

IV. EDUCATION.

31. What is the last level of education you completed?
 — Grade school or less? Please circle one: 1–2–3–4–5–6.
 — Junior High School? Please circle one: 7–8–9.
 — High School? Please circle one: 10–11–12.
 — Technical, Vocational or Business school?

For the above answers, please indicate number of years attended, field of study and any degrees achieved.
 — College? Please circle one: 13–14–15–16.

Please indicate the degree(s) achieved, if any.
 — Post graduate work? Please indicate degree achieved.

32. If you attended one or more high schools for any length of time, please give the name of each high school and the city in which each is located.

33. If you attended any schools or colleges after high school, please name the schools and colleges you attended, your major areas of study, and the field in which you obtained your degree(s).

34. Please name any other educational programs you have attended (vocational schools, certification programs, part-time study).

35. Are you currently in school? Yes? No? If yes, which school and what are you studying?

36. Do you plan to attend school in the future? Yes? No? If yes, where do you plan to go to and what do plan to study?

37. What special training or skills do you have? (Please include any technical, medical, psychology or scientific training and special skills acquired on the job.)

38. Do you have any legal training or have you taken any law course? Yes? No? If yes, please explain.

39. While in school, what was your favorite subject?

40. What was your least favorite subject?

V. MILITARY.

41. Have you ever served in the military? Yes? No? If yes, please list: Branch of service, Rank, Dates of service.

42. Combat experience? Yes? No? If yes, please explain.

43. Were you ever involved in any way with military law enforcement, court martial or investigations? Yes? No? If yes, please explain.

44. While serving in the military, did you ever see one or more people who were seriously wounded? Yes? No? If yes, please describe.

45. While serving in the military, did you ever see someone being killed or who had been killed? Yes? No? If yes, please describe.

46. Was your spouse or significant other ever in the military? Yes? No? If yes, what branch and when?

47. Were you involved with your spouse or significant other when s-he was in the military? Yes? No? Has your spouse or significant other’s military experience affected you? Yes? No? If yes, please describe how.

VI. YOUR SPOUSE OR PARTNER’S BACKGROUND.

48. Please complete regarding your current spouse or partner: If he or she is (please check): widowed, divorced, separated. Please complete all of the following questions regarding your spouse-mate:

49. Spouse-partner’s place of birth?

50. Spouse-partner’s race or ethnic background?

51. Spouse-partner’s current employment status?

52. What is that person’s occupation? (If that person is retired, unemployed or disabled, what was his-her occupation?)

53. By whom is he or she employed?

54. How long has he or she worked there?

55. What is the last level of education s-he completed and please list any degrees s-he has?

VII. PARENTS AND SIBLINGS.

56. What are-were your parents’ (and-or step-parents’) occupations? (If retired or deceased, what did they do?) Mother, Father, Step-Mother, Step-Father.

57. Do you have any brothers or sisters with whom you were raised? Yes? No? If yes, please list: Sex, Age, Relationship to you, Occupation.

VIII. LEGAL-COURTROOM EXPERIENCE.

58. Have you, or any member of the family, or any close friend ever been arrested? Yes? No? If yes, who and how many times?

59. For each arrest, please describe what the charge(s) was, whether there was a jury trial, and what the outcome was?

60. Other than as a potential juror or for a case which you had been arrested, have you ever been in a courtroom for any other reason? Yes? No? If yes, how many times and for what purpose(s)?

61. Have you or any family members or close friends ever sued or been sued in a civil action? Yes? No? If yes, how many times? If yes, please explain the nature of the dispute.

62. Have you ever served on a jury before? Yes? No? For each time you have sat on a jury, please indicate the type of case, when you served, whether a verdict was reached, and, if no verdict was reached, the reason. Please do NOT state the verdict:

Example: civil-car accident, 1984, yes.
Example: criminal-robbery, 1986, no-deadlocked.
Example: criminal-assault: 1992, no-case settled.

Type of case, Year, Was a verdict reached? (please do NOT state the verdict).

63. Have you ever served on a grand jury? Yes? No? If yes, was it state or federal and when was it?

64. Have you ever sat on a coroner’s jury? Yes? No? If yes, when and where?

65. Have you ever been the foreperson of a jury? Yes? No? If yes, please state what type of case and when.

66. Was a verdict reached in that case(s)? (Please do NOT state the verdict.) If not, why not?

67. How do you feel about your prior jury experience?

68. Please state your personal belief regarding each statement:

(A) “A defendant is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.” Strongly agree? Agree? Disagree strongly? Disagree? No opinion?

(B) “If the prosecution goes to the trouble of bringing someone to trial, the person is probably guilty.” Strongly disagree? Agree? Strongly disagree? Disagree? No opinion?

(C) “The testimony of law enforcement officers or agents is not entitled to any greater or lesser weight merely because they are law enforcement officers or agents.” Strongly agree? Agree? Strongly disagree? Disagree? No opinion?

(D) “Regardless of what the law says, a defendant in a criminal trial should be required to prove his or her innocence.” Strongly agree? Agree? Strongly disagree? Disagree? No opinion?

(E) “People who make a lot of money are treated better by our court system than other people.” Strongly agree? Agree? Strongly disagree? Disagree? No opinion?

69. Do you believe that a defendant in a criminal case should testify or produce some evidence to prove that he or she is not guilty? Yes? No? If yes, please explain why.

70. If selected as a juror in this case, the Court will instruct you as follows:

“You must not be influenced by pity for a defendant or by prejudice against him. You must not be biased against the defendant because he has been arrested for this offense, charged with a crime or brought to trial. None of these circumstances is evidence of guilt and you must not infer or assume from any or all of them that he is more likely to be guilty or innocent. You must not be influenced by mere sentiment, conjecture, sympathy, passion, prejudice, public opinion or public feeling. Both the People and the defendant have a right to expect that you will conscientiously consider and weigh the evidence, apply the law, and reach a just verdict regardless of the consequences.” Are you willing to follow this instruction? Yes? No?

71. If selected as a juror in this case, the Court will instruct you as follows:

“A defendant in a criminal action is presumed to be innocent until the contrary is proved, and in case of a reasonable doubt whether his guilt is satisfactorily shown, he is entitled to a verdict of not guilty. This presumption places upon the People the burden of proving him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Reasonable doubt is defined as follows: It is not a mere possible doubt; because everything relating to human affairs, and depending on moral evidence, is open to some possible or imaginary doubt. It is that state of the case which, after the entire comparison and consideration of all the evidence, leaves the minds of the jurors in that condition that they cannot say they feel an abiding conviction, to a moral certainty, of the truth of the charge.”

Are you willing to follow this instruction? Yes? No?

72. Why do you feel that you would be a good juror for this case?

73. Knowing what you know about this case thus far, do you want to be a juror in this case?

74. As part of your service on this case, the Court will order you not to read, listen to or watch any accounts of this case reported by television, radio or other news media. Will you have any difficulty following this order? Yes? No? Do not know?

75. If you are selected as a trial juror in this case the Court will order you not to discuss this case with ANYONE unless and until permitted to do so by the Court. Will you have any difficulty in following this order? Yes? No? Do not know?

76. If you are selected as a trial juror in this case, the Court will order that you not request, accept, agree to accept or discuss with any person receiving or accepting, any payment or benefit in consideration for supplying any information regarding this trial. Will you have any difficulty following this order? Yes? No? Do not know?

77. You will be required to sign an acknowledgement and agreement to abide by the Court’s orders contained in items 74, 74 and 76 above. Will you have any difficulty signing and accepting these orders? (The order is attached as page 80.) Yes? No? Do not know?

IX. MEDIA COVERAGE.

78. Because this case has received extensive publicity many, if not all, of you will have heard and-or read something about this case at some time. It is vitally important that you truthful answer the following questions concerning what you have learned about this case from the media. There are no right or wrong answers. There should only be truthful and forthright answers.

Please indicate from what sources you have learned about this case (check as many as apply): Television? Newspapers? Radio? Magazines? Books? Tabloids? Have had conversations w-other people? Have overheard other people discuss it? Other (please specify)?

79. Please rank the following sources of information by placing a number 1 next to the source from which you received the most information about the case; a number 2 next to the source from which you received the second most amount of information about the case, etc. Television? Newspapers? Radio? Magazines? Books? Tabloids? Have had conversations w-other people? Have overheard other people discuss it? Other (please specify)?

80. If you have learned about this case from television, radio, news-papers, or magazines, please check all areas listed below which describe your exposure to each:

TELEVISON:

KNXT News, Ch. 2? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
KNBC News, Ch. 4? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
KTLA News, Ch. 5? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
KABC News, Ch. 7? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
KCAL News, Ch. 9? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
FOX News, Ch. 11? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
CNN (Cable News Network)? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
KCET News? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
Court T.V.? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
Other? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?

RADIO:

KFI Radio AM 640? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
KABC Radio AM 790? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
KFWB Radio AM 980? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
KCRW Radio FM 89.9? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
KNX Radio AM 1070? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
Other? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?

NEWSPAPERS:

Los Angeles Times? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
The Daily News? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
Los Angeles Sentinel? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
USA Today? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
The Daily Journal? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
Other? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?

MAGAZINES:

Newsweek? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
Time? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
People? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
Los Angeles Magazine? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
The New Yorker? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
Other (please specify)? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?

TABLOIDS:

The National Enquirer? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
The National Examiner? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
The Globe? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
Star? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?
Other? Regularly? Sometimes? Seldom? Never?

The preliminary hearing on this case was broadcast live on both radio and television from June 30, 1994 through July 8, 1994.

81. Did you watch any portion of the preliminary hearing on television? Yes? No? If yes, how many days of the total 7 days of the preliminary hearing did you watch at least some portion of the hearing on television? Days? If yes, how many hours per day, on average did you watch the hearing? Hours per day, on average?

82. The witnesses listed below testified at the preliminary hearing. Please check the witnesses you recall and describe your impression of each.

Allen Wattenberg (owner of the knife store)?
Jose Camacho (knife store salesman)?
John De Bello (restaurant manager)?
Karen Crawford (restaurant bar manager)?
Stewart Tanner (waiter)?
Pablo Fenjves (neighbor)?
Steven Schwab (dog owner & neighbor)?
Sukru Boztepe (neighbor)
Bettina Rasmussen (neighbor) (Sukru Boztepe’s wife)?
Allan Park (limousine driver)?
Brian “Kato” Kaelin?
Rachel Ferrara (Kato’s friend)?
LAPD Detective Philip Vannatter?
LAPD Detective Mark Fuhrman?
Arnelle Simpson?
Dennis g (criminalist)?
LAPD Detective Tom Lange?
Thano Peratis (nurse)?
Greg Matheson (criminalist)?
Dr. Irwin Golden (coroner)?

Additional Comments?

83. Did you listen to any portion of the preliminary hearing on the radio? Yes? No? If yes, how many days of the 7 days of the preliminary hearing did you listen to at least some portion of it on the radio? Days? If yes, how many hours per day, on average, did you listen to the preliminary hearing on the radio? Hours per day, on average?

84. Please describe the witnesses and nature of the testimony which you recall hearing on the radio.

85. If you are selected to serve as a juror in this case, the court will instruct you as follows: “You must decide all questions of fact in this case from the evidence received in this trial and not from any other source.” ARe you willing to follow this instruction? Yes? No?

86. Please describe your impression concerning the lawyers for O.J. Simpson: Robert Shapiro? Johnnie Cochran? Gerald Uelman? Allen Dershowitz? Robert Kardashian? F. Lee Bailey?

87. Please describe your impression concerning the lawyers for the people of the State of California: Marcia Clark? William Hodgman?

88. Have you seen television coverage, other than appearances in court, of any of the lawyers for the defense? Yes? No? If yes, please describe what you recall, and which defense lawyer you observed. If yes, what was your reaction to what you observed? Please specify the defense lawyer to whom you are referring.

89. Have you observed television coverage, other than appearances in court, of any of the lawyers for the prosecution? Yes? No? If yes, please describe what you recall, and which prosecution lawyer you observed. If yes, what was your reaction to what you observed? Please specify the prosecution lawyer to whom you are referring.

90. Have you watched on television or listened on the radio to live coverage of any portion of the other hearings which have been held since the preliminary hearing ended on July 8? Yes? No? If yes, what do you recall about those hearings?

91. Which of the following best describes how you would describe the media coverage overall? Accurate? Sometimes accurate-Sometimes not? Inaccurate?

92. Which of the following best describes how you would describe the media coverage overall? Biased in favor of the prosecution? Biased in favor of the defense? Basically fair to both sides?

93. If you have discussed this case with friends and-or relatives, do your friends-relatives overall seem to lean toward thinking that O.J. Simpson is: Not guilty? Probably guilty? Not Sure? Probably guilty? Guilty?

94. This case will be closely followed by local, state, national and international electronic and print media. What is your reaction to this?

95. On average, how often have you talked with relatives or friends about this case? 5 to 10 times a day? 1 to 5 times a day? Once every other day or so? A couple of times a week? Once a week? Once a month? Almost never? Never?

96. Have you ever watched any television shows besides the news which had stories regarding this case? Yes? No? If yes, please explain which show(s) and what you recall about them.

97. Have you listened to radio talk shows about the case? Yes? No? If yes, please explain which show(s) and what you recall about them.

98. Have you read any of the polls concerning the public views of the likely outcome of the case? Yes? No? If yes, please describe what you recall.

99. Please describe your reaction to what you have read in the public opinion polls concerning the likely outcome of this case?

100. Did you write a letter to the defense, prosecution, police or judge about this case? Yes? No? If yes, please explain.

101. Did you call the police, the judge, or either the defense or the prosecution “800” hotline number regarding this case? Yes? No? If yes, please explain.

102. Do you have a relative, spouse, significant other, or close friend who wrote or called the police, the judge, or either the defense or prosecution “800” hotline number regarding this case? Yes? No? If yes, please explain.

103. What do you think about jurors appearing on talk shows after serving on a criminal trial jury?

104. Have you watched a juror or jurors in a particular case talk on television about their experience on the jury? Yes? No? If yes, what do you recall and what was your impression of his-her experience?

105. Have you listened on the radio to a juror or jurors in a particular case talk about their experience on the jury? Yes? No? If yes, what do you recall and what was your impression of his-her experience?

106. Have you read about a juror’s experience on a particular case in a newspaper or magazine? Yes? No? If yes, what do you recall and what was your impression of his-her experience?

107. What do you think about a juror writing a book about his-her experience on a case?

108. Have you read any books or articles about a juror’s experience on a jury? Yes? No? If yes, please explain.

109. If, as a juror on this case, you heard evidence that was in conflict with information you learned from the media, how would you resolve the conflict? Please explain.

110. Based on what you know of this case thus far, what are your views concerning the LAPD?

111. Have you followed any criminal cases in the media in the last 5 years? (e.g. Menendez, Damian Williams (Reginald Denny Beating Case), Rodney King, etc.) Yes? No? If yes, please list them and explain your impressions of each case.

X. FAMILIARITY WITH BRENTWOOD AREA OF LOS ANGELES.

112. Have you ever worked or lived in the Brentwood area? Yes? No? If yes, please give the closest major cross-streets of the location, whether you lived or worked there and during what dates.

113. Have you ever had occasion to regularly drive through the Brentwood area? Yes? No? If yes, please explain the circumstances.

114. Have you visited the location of 875 So. Bundy since the date of the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman? Yes? No? If yes, how many times have you gone there? Please describe your reason(s) for going there.

115. Have you ever visited the location of 360 Rockingham since the date of the killings of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman? Yes? No? If yes, please state how many times. Please describe your reason(s) for going there.

XI. FAMILIARITY WITH JUDGE-ATTORNEYS-PARTIES-VICTIMS-WITNESSES.

116. Do you know personally, or are you personally acquainted with, judge or any members of the court staff? Hon. Lance A. Ito, Judge? Court clerk Deirdre Robertson? Court reporters Janet Moxham or Christine Olson? Bailiff — Deputy Sheriff Guy Magnera? None of the above?

117. Do you know ANY lawyers, judges, court clerks, court reporters, or bailiffs? Yes? No? If yes, what are their names and please describe how you know them.

118. Were you or anyone known to you acquainted with Ronald L. Goldman? Yes? No? If yes, please explain how:

119. Are you or anyone known to you acquainted with a member of Ronald L. Goldman’s family? Yes? No? If yes, please explain how:

120. What is your impression of Ronald L. Goldman based upon what has been reported or published in the news media?

121. Were you or anyone known to you acquainted with Nicole Brown Simpson? Yes? No? If yes, please explain how:

122. Are you or anyone known to you acquainted with any member of Nicole Brown Simpson’s family? Yes? No? If yes, please explain:

123. What is your impression of Nicole Brown Simpson based upon what has been reported or published in the news media?

124. Have you ever been to or seen Nicole Brown Simpson’s residence at 875 South Bundy or at 325 Gretna Green in Los Angeles? Yes? No? If yes, please explain the circumstances:

125. Do you know or have you ever met:

— Robert Shapiro? Yes? No?
 — Johnny (sic) Cochran? Yes? No?
 — Howard Weitzman? Yes? No?
 — Gerald Uelman? Yes? No?
 — F. Lee Bailey? Yes? No?
 — Alan Dershowitz? Yes? No?
 — Barry Scheck? Yes? No?
 — Skip Taft? Yes? No?
 — Robert Kardashian? Yes? No?
 — Sara Caplan? Yes? No?
 — Carl Douglas? Yes? No?
 — Karen Filippi? Yes? No?
 — Marcia Clark? Yes? No?
 — William Hodgman? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain:

126. Do you know any lawyers who practice criminal law, whether as defense attorneys or prosecutors? Yes? No? If so, please indicate whom you know and the nature of your contact with them.

127. What is your opinion, if any about prosecuting attorneys in general?

128. What are your opinions, if any, about criminal defense attorneys in general?

129. Do you know any lawyers who do not practice criminal law? Yes? No? If so, please indicate whom you know and the nature of your contact with them.

130. Do you personally know anyone who works for:

— Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office? Yes? No?
 — Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office? Yes? No?
 — Los Angeles Police Department? Yes? No?
 — Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department? Yes? No?
 — Los Angeles Coroner’s Office? Yes? No?
 — United States Attorney’s Office? Yes? No?
 — Los Angeles County Probation Dept.? Yes? No?
 — FBI? Yes? No?
 — Any other federal, state or local police or law enforcement agency? Yes? No?
 — Any Public Defender’s Office? Yes? No?

— Please explain any “yes” answers:

XII. FAMILIARITY WITH THE DEFENDANT, O.J. SIMPSON

131. What was your first reaction to hearing that O.J. Simpson was a suspect in this case?

132. Have you ever met O.J. Simpson? Yes? No? If yes, please explain the circumstances:

133. Have you ever seen O.J. Simpson in person? Yes? No? If yes, please explain the circumstances:

134. Have you ever seen O.J. Simpson in any form of advertising, such as television commercials for Hertz Corp. or in orange juice advertisements? Yes? No?

— If yes, please describe what kind of advertising it was and what you recall about it:

— If yes, describe the image that O.J. Simpson seemed to portray in your opinion:

135. Did you see O.J. Simpson play football in college or as a professional football player? Yes? No? If yes, describe the circumstances and your feelings toward O.J. Simpson as a football player:

136. Have you seen O.J. Simpson on television as a football commentator? Yes? No? If yes, describe your feelings about O.J. Simpson based upon your observations of him as a commentator:

137. Have you seen O.J. Simpson as he appeared in movies such as Roots or Naked Gun 2 1/2? Yes? No? If yes, describe your feelings toward O.J. Simpson based upon your observations of him as an actor:

138. Based upon your feeling toward O.J. Simpson, are you inclined to believe him guilty of the crimes with which he has been charged? Yes? No? Please explain:

139. Based upon your feelings toward O.J. Simpson, are you inclined to believe him not guilty of the crimes with which he has been charged? Yes? No? Please explain:

140. What best describes your opinion of O.J. Simpson at this time? Positive? Negative? Neutral? Please explain:

141. Have you been to or seen O.J. Simpson’s residence located at 360 N. Rockingham in Brentwood? Yes? No? Please explain:

142. Have you ever had any personal interaction with a celebrity (such as writing a celebrity a letter, receiving a letter or photograph from a celebrity, or getting an autograph from a celebrity)? Yes? No? If yes, please explain:

143. Have you ever asked a celebrity for an autograph? Yes? No? If yes, whom did you ask:

144. Have you ever written to a celebrity? Yes? No? If yes, whom did you ask:

145: Please name the person for whom you are a great fan and describe why you are a fan of that person?

146. Will you hold the prosecution to a higher standard than is legally required because the defendant is:

— African-American? Yes? No?
 — Wealthy? Yes? No?
 — Famous? Yes? No?

147. Does the fact that O.J. Simpson excelled at football make it unlikely in your mind that he could commit murder? Why or why not?

148. Do you feel you know O.J. Simpson because of his background and fame? Yes? No? Please explain:

149. Do you think you may find it more difficult to believe the evidence presented to you if it conflicts with your beliefs about O.J. Simpson?

Why or why not?

150. Do you think O.J. Simpson’s celebrity status may make it very difficult for you to find him guilty or not guilty regardless of what the evidence shows? Possibly? Probably? Probably not? Definitely not?

Please explain.

151. Have you seen, heard or read any portion of the freeway pursuit of O.J. Simpson and Al Cowlings? Yes? No?

A. If yes, approximately how many hours-minutes of the freeway pursuit did you watch on television or listen to on the radio?

B. What did you think about the chase?

152. Did you go out to watch any portion of the pursuit? Yes? No?

If yes, please state what you observed, where you observed it, when and for how long:

153. Have you seen, read, or heard any portion of the 911 calls made by Nicole Brown? Yes? No?

If yes, what did you think about the calls:

154. Have you seen, read, or heard any information regarding the 1989 incident between Nicole Brown and O.J. Simpson? Yes? No?

A. If yes, what did you think about the incident:

B. If yes, how did you think it was handled by the court:

155. As a result of what you have seen or heard or read about this case, do you think O.J. Simpson is: Not guilty? More likely not guilty than guilty? More likely guilty than not guilty? Guilty? No opinion?

156. Have you purchased, or otherwise obtained any commercial item relating to this case? (For example a T-shirt, book, video or trading card) Yes? No?

If yes, please describe the item(s) and what was depicted on the items(s).

157. Have you read any books and-or magazines about O.J. Simpson? Yes? No? If yes, please describe:

158. Have you or has any one you know made a financial contribution to any organization supporting the defense or relatives of the victims in this case? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain to whom you made the contribution and why:

159. After you learned that the defendant was charged with the murders of Ronald Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson did your feelings about him change? Yes? No?

Please explain your answer.

160. Do you have any affiliation of any kind with the University of Southern California? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain:

161. Do you have any affiliation of any kind with professional sports? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain:

XIII. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-USE OF FORCE

162. Have you ever experienced domestic violence in your home, either growing up or as an adult? Yes? No?

Please describe the circumstances and what impact it has had on you:

163. Have you ever had a relative or close friend experience domestic violence? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain the circumstances and what affect it has had on you:

164. Have you or has someone you know had any contact with a family violence program, a battered women’s shelter, or attended any programs concerning family or domestic violence? Yes? No?

If yes, who was involved?

Please explain the circumstances:

165. Have you ever had your spouse or significant other call police on you for any reason, even if you were not arrested? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain the circumstances:

166. Have you ever called the police on your spouse or significant other for any reason, even if s-he was not arrested? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain the circumstances:

167. Have you ever known anyone who had problems leaving an abusive relationship? Yes? No?

If yes, who was involved?

Please explain the circumstances:

168. Why do you think s-he had problems leaving the relationship?

169. Do you think that family violence is a family situation which should be handled entirely within the family? Yes? No?

Please explain your answer regardless of whether you answered yes or no:

170. When is violence an appropriate response to domestic trouble?

171. Have you ever felt sufficiently frustrated within a domestic relationship that you considered violence?

172. Do you think using physical force on a fellow family member is sometimes justified?

Please explain:

173. Do you think that violence that occurs in the home or between adult intimates should be looked at differently than violence that occurs between strangers?

174. Have you ever made any financial contributions to battered women’s shelters or similar programs? Yes? No?

175. Do you believe people with professional lives that involve physical confrontation or the use of violence are more susceptible to imposing violent solutions in their personal lives? Yes? No?

Please explain your answer:

176. What do you think is the main cause of domestic violence?

177. What kinds of things do you believe can cause a normally law-abiding person to commit acts of violence?

178. Do you believe violence between family or friends is more likely or less likely than between strangers: More likely? Less likely?

Please explain your answer:

179. Have you ever had occasion to use a knife against another person (whether cutting or just brandishing), including in self defense? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain.

180. “Male professional athletes who participate in contact sports are more aggressive in their personal lives than other people.”

Strongly agree? Agree? No opinion? Disagree? Strongly disagree?

181. “Male professional athletes who participate in contact sports are more aggressive towards women.”

Strongly agree? Agree? Disagree? Strongly disagree? No opinion?

XIV. ETHNIC PREJUDICE

182. How big a problem do you think racial discrimination against African-Americans is in Southern California?

A very serious problem? A somewhat serious problem? Not too serious? Not at all serious? Not a problem?

183. Have you ever experienced fear of a person of another race? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain the circumstances:

184. How do you feel about interracial marriages?

185. How would you feel if a close family member or relative married someone of a different race?

Would favor it? Would not oppose it? Would oppose it?

Please explain.

186. Have you ever dated a person of a different race? Yes? No? If yes, how did you feel about it?:

187. Have you ever been exposed to persons who exhibited racial, sexual, religious and-or ethnic prejudice? Yes? No?

If yes, please describe the experience:

(a) Would this experience in anyway affect your ability to serve as a fair juror in this case? Why or why not?:

188. “Some races and-or ethnic groups tend to be more violent than others.”

Strongly agree? Agree? Disagree? Strongly disagree? No opinion?

If you wish to do so, please explain your answer:

189. Are you a member of any group or organization which is concerned with racial issues? Yes? No?

If yes, please identify the groups:

190. Are you a member of any private club, civic, professional or fraternal organization which limits its membership on the basis of race, ethnic origin, gender or religion? Yes? No?

If yes, please identify the group or organizations:

191. When you were growing up, what was the racial and ethnic make-up of your neighborhood?

192. Is there any racial or ethnic group that you do not feel comfortable being around? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain:

XV. DNA

The ability of DNA analysis to prove the identity of the person(s) whose blood or hair is found at a crime scene has been the subject of some television and radio shows, and magazine and newspaper articles.

The following questions pertain to this subject.

193. Before the Simpson case, did you read any book, articles or magazines concerning DNA analysis? Yes? No?

If yes, please name the book, magazine, newspaper or other periodical where you read about it and briefly describe what you recall having read.

194. Since the Simpson case, have you read any articles concerning DNA analysis? Yes? No?

If yes, please indicate in which magazines or newspapers you read those articles and briefly describe what you recall having read.

195. Are you aware of any other court cases involving DNA analysis? Yes? No?

If yes, please describe these cases as completely as possible and state what you recall about them and the role DNA analysis played in the outcome.

196. What is your view concerning the reliability of the DNA analysis to accurately identify a person as the possible source of blood or hair found at a crime scene? Very reliable? Not very reliable? Somewhat reliable? Unreliable? Don’t know?

Please explain your answer:

197. Have you followed any of the court hearings concerning DNA analysis in the Simpson case? Yes? No?

If yes, please check all the media sources that apply:

Television: Channel 2 News? Channel 4 News? Channel 5 News? Channel 7 News? Channel 9 News? Channel 11 News? Channel 13 News? Court TV? CNN? Other?

Radio: KNX? KFI? KFWB?

Newspaper: L.A. Times? Daily News? USA Today? L.A. Sentinel?

Magazine: Time? Newsweek? L.A. Magazine? People? Other?

Tabloids: National Enquirer? Globe? Star? National Examiner? Other?

198. From these sources, how much would you say you have heard about DNA analysis in the Simpson case?

A lot? Some? Very Little?

199. What do you recall hearing and-or reading about the DNA hearings in the Simpson case?

200. What are your views concerning what you have heard and-or read about the DNA hearings in the Simpson case?

XVI. RELIGION

201. A. Do you have a religious affiliation or preference? Yes? No?

B. If yes, please describe:

C. How important would you say religion is in your life?

D. Would anything about your religious beliefs make it difficult for you to sit in judgment of another person? Yes? No? Possibly?

E. How often do you attend religious services?

XVII. POLITICAL

202. What is your political affiliation? (please circle)

1. Democrat 2. Republican 3. Independent 4. Other (please specify)

203. Are you currently registered to vote? Yes? No?

204. Did you vote in the June, 1994 primary elections? Yes? No?

205. Do you consider yourself politically:

Active? Moderately active? Inactive?

XVIII. “EXPERT” WITNESSES

206. Have you ever consulted with an expert other than a medical doctor? Yes? No?

If yes, please specify the type of expert and the purpose for which s-he was consulted.

207. When was the last time you contacted an expert, other than a medical doctor? How did you go about selecting the expert you contacted?

208. What factors would you use to determine whether an expert WAS qualified or not?

209. After consulting with the first expert, did you consult with another expert on the same subject? Yes? No?

210. Have you ever given blood sample to your doctor for testing? Yes? No?

If yes, have you ever felt uncomfortable with the accuracy of the results? Please explain:

211. Have you ever provided a urine sample to be analyzed for any purpose? Yes? No?

If yes, did you feel comfortable with the accuracy of the results? Yes? No?

212. Do you believe it is immoral or wrong to do an amniocentesis to determine whether a fetus has a genetic defect? Yes? No? Don’t have an opinion?

213. Have you or anyone close to you undergone an amniocentesis? Yes? No?

If yes, were you confident in the accuracy of the results? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain:

XIX. SCIENCE AND MATH COURSES.

214. Do you have any specialized training in medicine, science or biology? Yes? No?

If yes, please describe:

215. Did you take science or math courses in college? Yes? No?

If yes, please list them:

216. Please check the answer which best describes how comfortable you usually feel dealing with mathematical concepts:

Usually very comfortable? Usually fairly comfortable? Usually fairly uncomfortable? Usually very uncomfortable?

217. Do you have any knowledge of the field of population genetics? Yes? No?

If yes, please describe your understanding of this subject and how it relates to DNA analysis:

218. Have you ever taken any courses in population genetics? Yes? No?

If so, please state when and where:

219. Have you ever taken any courses in statistics? Yes? No?

If so, please state when and where:

220. Have you ever taken any courses in molecular biology? Yes? No?

If so, please indicate when and where:

XX. VICTIM OR WITNESS TO CRIME.

221. Are you or have you been a member of Neighborhood Watch? Yes? No? If yes, what was the nature of your involvement?

222. Do you have (please check)

Security bars? Alarms? Guard dog? Weapons for self-protection?

223. Do you belong to any group or organization which is active in political matters or concerned with crime prevention or victims’ rights? Yes? No?

If yes, please describe:

224. Have you ever been a victim of a crime? Yes? No?

If yes, how many times?

What kind of crime(s)?

225. Did you or anyone else report it to the police? Yes? No?

If no, why not?

226. Were you interviewed by police? Yes? No?

227. Was a suspect caught? Yes? No?

228. Do you feel the job the police did on it was:

Satisfactory? Why?

Unsatisfactory? Why?

229. Did you testify in court? Yes? No?

230. Have you ever seen a crime being committed (other than where you were the victim)?

If yes, how many times and what kind of crime(s)?

231. Did you report it to the police? Yes? No?

If no, why not?

232. Was a suspect caught? Yes? No?

233. Were you interviewed by police? Yes? No?

234. Did you testify in court? Yes? No?

XXI. CONTACTS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.

235. Have you had a good or positive experience with any law enforcement agency, including the Los Angeles Police Department?

Please explain and indicate the police agency involved:

236. Has any member of your family or any acquaintance had a good or positive experience with any law enforcement agency, including the Los Angeles Police Department?

Please explain and indicate the police agency involved:

237. Have you had a bad or negative experience, with any law enforcement agency, including the Los Angeles Police Department?

Please explain and indicate the police agency involved:

238. Has any member of your family, or any acquaintance had a bad or negative experience, with any law enforcement agency, including the Los Angeles Police Department?

Please explain and indicate the police agency involved:

XXII. CONTACTS WITH PROSECUTING AGENCIES.

239. Have you had a good or positive experience with any prosecuting agency, including the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office? Yes? No? If yes, please explain:

240. Have you had a bad or negative experience, with any prosecuting agency, including Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain:

241. Have you or has any family member ever had occasion to use the services of the District Attorney’s Office, for such services as the Family Support, Consumer Fraud, or Victim-Witness division? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain:

XXIII. CONTACT WITH CORONER’S OFFICE.

242. Have you had a good or positive experience with any coroner’s agency, including the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain:

243. Have you had a bad or negative experience, with any coroner’s agency, including the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office? Yes? No?

If yes, please explain:

XIV. LEISURE ACTIVITIES-ENTERTAINMENT-HOBBIES-MISCELLANEOUS.

244. What type of books do you prefer? (Example: Non-fiction? Historical? Romance? Espionage? Mystery?)

245. Do you read a newspaper on a regular basis? Yes? No?

If yes, which newspapers do you read on either a regular or occasional basis?

Los Angeles Times? Daily News? Los Angeles Sentinel? U.S.A. Today? Other? Please specify:

246. Which “news” magazines, if any, do you read on either a regular or occasional basis?

Time? Newsweek? People? The New Yorker? Los Angeles Magazine? Other? Please specify:

247. What magazines and newspapers, if any do you subscribe to?

Time? Newsweek? People? The New Yorker? Los Angeles Magazine? Los Angeles Times? The Daily News? Los Angeles Sentinel? U.S. News and World Report? U.S.A. Today? Other? Please specify:

248. Have you ever written a letter to the editor of a newspaper or magazine? Yes? No?

If yes, what was the subject matter of your comment:

249. Which tabloids do you read on an occasion or regular basis?

The National Enquirer? Occasionally? Regularly?

The Star? Occasionally? Regularly?

The Globe? Occasionally? Regularly?

The National Enquirer? Occasionally? Regularly?

Other? Please specify:

250. Which tabloids, if any, do you subscribe to?

The National Enquirer? The Star? The Globe? The National Enquirer? Other? Please specify:

251. Which television news shows do you enjoy watching on a regular basis?

252. Do you ever watch TV programs that show real life police activities such as “Cops,” “America’s Most Wanted,” or “Unsolved Mysteries?” Yes? No?

If yes, Very often? Occasionally? Almost never?

253. What is your most frequent source of news for you?

Newspapers? TV? Radio? Magazines? Friends and family?

254. Which of the following programs do you watch on a regular basis? (Check all that apply.)

Channel 2 Action News
Noon? 5 p.m.? 6 p.m.? 11 p.m.?

Channel 4 News
Noon? 4 p.m.? 5 p.m.? 6 p.m.? 11 p.m.?

Channel 7 News
Noon? 5 p.m.? 6 p.m.? 11 p.m.?

Local station (For example, Ch. 5, 9, 11, 13)

255. Do you watch any of the early news programs such as “Today,” “This Morning,” or “Good Morning America?” Yes? No?

If yes, how often? (please check)

Daily? Occasionally?

247. Do you watch any of the mid-morning “talk” shows? Such as “Jenny Jones,” “Ricki Lake,” “Marilu,” etc. Yes? No?

If yes, how often? (please check) Daily? Occasionally?

256. Do you watch any of the afternoon “talk” shows? Such as “Maury Povich,” “Donahue,” “Oprah,” “Sally Jessy Raphael,” etc. Yes? No?

If yes, how often? (please check)

Daily? Occasionally?

257. Do you watch any of the early evening “tabloid news” programs? Such as “Hard Copy,” “Current Affair,” “American Journal,” etc. Yes? No?

If yes, how often? (please check)

Daily? Occasionally?

258. Do you watch any of the primetime news programs? Such as “Primetime,” “20–20,” “60 Minutes,” “Dateline,” “48 Hours,” etc. Yes? No?

If yes, how often? (please check)

Daily? Occasionally?

259. Do you watch Court TV? Yes? No?

If yes, how often? (please check)

Daily? Occasionally?

260. What are your leisure time interests, hobbies and activities?

261. Do you like detective-crime drama movies, television programs or books? Yes? No?

If yes, please list the last 3 such movies, TV programs or books seen or read:

262. What accomplishments in your life are you most proud of?

263. What groups or organizations do you belong to now or have you belonged to for a significant period of time in the past? (For example, bowling leagues, church groups, AA, Sierra Club, MECLA, National Rifle Association, ACLU, YWCA, PTA, NAACP, etc.)

A. Now:

B. Previously:

Have you served as an officer in any one of these groups? Yes? No?

If yes, which group(s):

264. Do you currently, or have you during the past five years, done any volunteer work? If so, for what organization(s) is-was it?

265. Are there any charities or organizations to which you make donations? Yes? No?

If yes, please list the organizations or charities to which you contribute:

266. Do you belong to or associate with any groups which have crime preventions or law enforcement as a primary goal? Yes? No?

If yes, which groups?

XXV. SPORTS.

267. What sports do you like to attend in person?

268. What sports do you like to watch on television?

269. Do you currently play any sport for recreation? Yes? No? If yes, which sport(s)?

270. Have you or any member of your family or friends ever played any college or professional sport? Yes? No? If yes, which sport(s) and for whom did you-they play?

271. Did you play any sport for fun growing up (other than for a school team) Yes? No? If yes, which sport(s)?

272. Do you follow professional football? Yes? No?

273. Are you a fan of the USC Trojans football team? Yes? No? If yes, for how many years?

274. If not currently a fan, have you in the past ever been a fan of the USC Trojans football team? Yes? No? If yes, for how many years?

275. Are you or have you ever been a fan of the Buffalo Bills football team? Yes? No? If yes, for how many years? If yes, why are you or were you a fan of the Buffalo Bills?

276. During football season, do you watch football on television on the weekends? (Check the one answer that most applies):

— Every weekend without fail?
 — Almost every weekend?
 — Frequently?
 — Occasionally?
 — Seldom?
 — Almost never?
 — Never?

277. During football season, do you watch Monday night football: (Check the one answer which most applies):

— Every Monday night, without fail?
 — Almost every Monday night?
 — Frequently?
 — Occasionally?
 — Seldom?
 — Almost never?
 — Never?

278. How many hours per week do you watch sporting activities?

279. Name the last three sporting events you attended.

280. (Missing).

281. What are your favorite sports? Why?

282. Name the most significant sport figure, sport program, or sporting event scandals you recall.

283. Does playing sports build an individual’s character? Yes? No? Please explain your answer whether you answer yes or no:

XXVI. DIVERSE

284. Do you seek out positions of leadership? (Please check answer)

— Always?
 — Often?
 — Seldom?
 — Never?

285. Please name the three public figures you admire most.

286. Do you think you might have difficulty judging someone who is charged with a crime? Yes? Probably yes? Probably not? No? Please explain your answer:

287. Do you think celebrities are held less responsible for their actions than the average person? Yes? No? Please explain your answer:

288. Do you believe people of wealth or fame are subject to the same personal problems as the common man or woman? Please explain:

289. Do you own any special knives (other than for cooking), such as for hunting or pen knives? Yes? No? If yes, please describe the knife or knives and your reasons for owning it or them:

290 Do you think crime is a serious problem in your city or area of Los Angeles? Yes? No? If yes, which of the following answers best reflects your view? The problem is very serious? The problem is somewhat serious? There is not a serious problem?

281. Have you ever been to a jail or prison for any reason? Yes? No? If yes, what was your purpose in going there?

XXVII. SITTING AS A JUROR ON THIS CASE.

292. How do you feel about being a juror in this case? Please explain.

293. Would you like to be a juror in this case? Yes? No? Please explain.

294. Have you discussed with your family or friends the impact your service as a juror on this case may have? Yes? No? If yes, please explain. When did you have that discussion?

295. If you are selected as a juror in this case, how will your family handle and cope with the stress?

296. If you are selected as a juror in this case, considering all the media exposure on the case, will you be able to decide this case solely and entirely based upon the evidence presented to you during trial? Yes? No? Please explain your answer.

297. If you are selected as a juror in this case, will you base your decision on the defendant’s guilt or innocence solely on the evidence presented to you during trial? Yes? No?

298. If you are selected as a juror in this case, will you set aside any personal feelings you may have about the defendant, positive or negative, and rely solely and exclusively on the evidence presented to you in court to decide this case? Yes? No? Please explain your answer?

299. If you are selected to serve as a juror on this case, would you be concerned about reactions to the verdict by:

Friends? Yes? No?

Relatives? Yes? No?

The media? Yes? No?

People in the community? Yes? No?

If yes, what kind of concern(s) do you have? Please explain.

XXVIII. CONCLUDING QUESTIONS.

300. As a result of filling out this questionnaire, have you now formed an opinion about this case? If yes, please explain.

301. Is there any matter not covered by this questionnaire that you think the attorneys or Court might want to know about you when considering you as a juror in this case?

302. Is there anything that has come to your attention since you first appeared in court on this case that would make your sitting as a juror on this case a financial or personal hardship? Yes? No? If yes, please explain.


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