Coping with Cross-Examination and Other Pathways to Effective Testimony / Edition 1 by Stanley L. Brodsky | 9781591470946 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Coping with Cross-Examination and Other Pathways to Effective Testimony / Edition 1

Coping with Cross-Examination and Other Pathways to Effective Testimony / Edition 1

by Stanley L. Brodsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591470943

ISBN-13: 9781591470946

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Health professionals, substance abuse counselors, psychologists, handwriting analysts, and experts on physical evidence will be interested in this book that teaches readers about the typical techniques attorneys use to challenge experts' credibility and the basis of their opinions. Pointers on preparation and effective narrative style are included, backed by

Overview

Health professionals, substance abuse counselors, psychologists, handwriting analysts, and experts on physical evidence will be interested in this book that teaches readers about the typical techniques attorneys use to challenge experts' credibility and the basis of their opinions. Pointers on preparation and effective narrative style are included, backed by findings from the emerging literature on the assessment of expert testimony.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591470946
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
I.Introduction
1.What This Book Is About3
2.A Beginning Point: Ten Things You May Not Know About Testifying8
II.Testimony: Narrative and Style
Telling a Clear and Compelling Story
3.Bridges 1: Telling a Story on the Stand16
4.Bridges 2: Narrative Techniques for Courtroom Testimony22
5.More Yin, Less Yang29
6.Imagery to Reduce Anxiety33
7.Reversals37
8.Position and Alignment41
9.Witness Preparation and Videotape Feedback45
10.Hypercorrrect and Personal Speech50
11.Metaphors in Testimony56
Obstacles and Pitfalls
12.Pretentiousness62
13.Overconfidence65
14.Smug and They Don't Know It68
15.Suspicion-Evoking Testimony72
16.Visible Displays of Emotion 177
17.Visible Displays of Emotion 282
18.Repetitions85
19.Pocket Men and Quarterbacks90
20.Defining Moments94
21.Trivial Revenge98
22.Lies103
Cross-Examination Attacks and Bullying
23.Anticipate Tactics of the Adversarial Attorney112
24.Bullying Attorneys118
25.Involuntary Disclosure of Forensic Self123
26.Gendered Invasion of Witness Privacy126
27.Physical Threats131
28.Ingratiation134
III.Expertise and Bases for Testimony
Professional Dilemmas and Boundaries
29.Transcripts of Problem Depositions142
30.When Unprepared145
31.Translations149
32.Empathy Dilemmas154
33.Headline Testimony158
34.Distrusting Experts164
35.Lawyer Intrusions168
36.Clear Boundaries of Testimony172
37.(Not) Offering Advice176
38.Token Experts181
39.Expert Panels184
Attorney Extrapolations and Demands
40.Yes or No Demands188
41.Clients Next Door193
42.More Pulls to Extrapolate196
43.Echo Effects199
44.Familiar Presentation of Famous Studies203
45.Highly Paid, Well-Known Experts206
46.Surprise Demands210
Clarity and Focus
47.The Tough and Tangential Cross-Examination216
48.Data Errors221
49.Cross-Examinations About Tests224
50.Sexual Predator Testimony 1: Principles228
51.Sexual Predator Testimony 2: Challenges to the Construct233
52.Actuarial Testimony238
References243
About the Author249

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