Principles and Practice of Trial Consultationby Stanley L. Brodsky
A pragmatic guide to a growing area of professional practice, this book describes the multiple roles of the trial consultant and provides tools for carrying them out competently and ethically. Leading authority Stanley Brodsky uses examples from actual trials and depositions to illustrate how knowledge and skills from psychology and related fields are applied in
A pragmatic guide to a growing area of professional practice, this book describes the multiple roles of the trial consultant and provides tools for carrying them out competently and ethically. Leading authority Stanley Brodsky uses examples from actual trials and depositions to illustrate how knowledge and skills from psychology and related fields are applied in the legal context. He shows how to use scientific methods and findings to assist with jury selection, help attorneys focus their arguments, prepare witnesses for the rigors of cross-examination, and conduct change of venue evaluations. The examples are drawn from a wide range of civil and criminal cases. In addition to behavioral scientists, legal professionals also will find important insights and strategies in this book.
"Brodsky has done it again. Nobody writes with more simple elegance and clarity about complicated and sophisticated issues in psychology and law. As the art and science of trial consultation matures, this book marks a true developmental milestone."Joel A. Dvoskin, PhD, past president, American Psychology-Law Society; Department of Psychiatry, University of Arizona
"The most thoughtful and insightful book about trial consultation that I have ever read. This book is both approachable and scholarly, anecdotal and analytical. It gives the reader new understandings of the full range of substantive issues about which a trial consultant must develop expertise, and does so with humor, humility, and passion. For those interested in this important topic, this is 'must' reading."Michael L. Perlin, JD, Director, International Mental Disability Law Reform Project and Online Mental Disability Law Program, New York Law School
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Meet the Author
Stanley L. Brodsky, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where he coordinates the Psychology-Law PhD concentration. He is the author of over 200 articles and chapters and 12 books, including Testifying in Court, a bestseller; The Expert Expert Witness; and Coping with Cross-Examination. Dr. Brodsky received the 2006 Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and Law Award from the American Psychology-Law Society, an award given on only seven other occasions. Previous recipients include former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology Award from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. Dr. Brodsky maintains an independent practice in trial consultation and forensic psychology.
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