I think I would agree with Dr. Baillie that it's a very difficult question to answer. I wouldn't necessarily be in favour of segregating who does and who does not get extra services. It could be something that could be open to everybody. As I said, the research generally supports that what we think could cause the most problems typically does cause the most problems. But that being said, other research—for example, one study in 1994—has shown that jurors on criminal trials involving crimes against a person were six times more likely to have major depression, but the same thing wasn't true for post-traumatic stress disorder. There was only one person who had post-traumatic stress disorder and that person was from a burglary or credit card fraud case. The field and the scope of the problem and who is more at risk in what type of trial really aren't there yet to answer that question at all. I think that also brings up the issue of cherry-picking with regard to who does and does not get services. I think there are programs and opportunities and avenues we can look into that would provide cost-effective and therapeutically effective help for any juror who is suffering after any trial.
On December 6th, 2017. See this statement in context.