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
     
 

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

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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
Sales rank:
890,511
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

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

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