The Expert Expert Witness: More Maxims and Guidelines for Testifying in Court / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557985972
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: ILLUSTRATE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 197
  • Sales rank: 590,730
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Arbitrary Pigeonholes 1
2 Asked and Answered 5
3 Back to One 10
4 Bulletproofing 14
5 Confabulations 19
6 Context: 1. Choosing a Phrase 23
7 Context: 2. Minor Gaps 27
8 Daubert Hearings 31
9 Discovery and Discoveries 36
10 Ethics in Expert Witness Testimony 40
11 Evasive Responses: Hopeless but Not Serious 44
12 Experience Does Not Count 48
13 Expert Witness as Master Teacher 52
14 Floccinaucinihilipilification 56
15 For Better and Worse 59
16 Gender Labels 63
17 Illusory Documentation 67
18 Inflammatory Questions 71
19 Integrity Checks 75
20 Internet Vulnerabilities 81
21 It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here 85
22 Language: It's a Virus 89
23 The Last Word 92
24 Lawyer Bashing 95
25 Lay Witnesses 99
26 Offensive Language 104
27 Personal Attacks 108
28 Practice Answers 112
29 Pulling and the Push-Pull 118
30 Real and Apparent Ambiguities 122
31 Reconstructing Your Testimony 126
32 Shifts in Testifying and Consulting Expertise 131
33 Silent Treatments 136
34 Sleight of Hand 140
35 Social Construction of Illnesses and Disorders 144
36 Taints 149
37 Tape Recording of Evaluations 154
38 Telephone and Videotape Testimony 159
39 To Cry, to Faint 164
40 Traps of Common Sense 168
41 Trivial Pursuits 172
42 Ultimate Opinion Testimony 177
43 What I Don't and Do Like to See in an Expert Witness 183
References 189
Appendix: Recommended Readings 193
About the Author 197
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