Testifying in Court: Guidelines and Maxims for the Expert Witness

Overview

Testifying in court can be a challenging experience for both novice and veteran expert witnesses. For over 20 years, Stanley Brodsky's Testifying in Court has been a trusted source of sage and good-humored advice on every aspect of the process, from initial preparations to maintaining control during cross-examination. The chapters in this extensively updated new edition draw on real-life scenarios to illustrate key principles, and each chapter ends with an easily recallable ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers and in stores.

Pick Up In Store Near You

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (18) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $47.72   
  • Used (14) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$47.72
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(4)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Have a blessed day

Ships from: santa cruz, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$63.95
Seller since 2013

Feedback rating:

(87)

Condition: New
New New, Free delivery confirmation. Satisfaction guaranteed!

Ships from: Rahway, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$90.58
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(191)

Condition: New
1557981280 New. Looks like an interesting title!

Ships from: Naperville, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$105.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(149)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Testifying in court can be a challenging experience for both novice and veteran expert witnesses. For over 20 years, Stanley Brodsky's Testifying in Court has been a trusted source of sage and good-humored advice on every aspect of the process, from initial preparations to maintaining control during cross-examination. The chapters in this extensively updated new edition draw on real-life scenarios to illustrate key principles, and each chapter ends with an easily recallable maxim.

Includes orientation to the courtroom/language of testimony/ elder abuse & neglect/direct examination/credentials/clothes

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557981288
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition 3

1 Admit-Deny 6

2 Burden of Proof and Degree of Certainty 10

3 Challenges to Experience:

1 Insufficient Experience 14

4 Challenges to Experience:

2 Case-Specific Experience 18

5 Challenges to Experience:

3 The Case Against Experience 21

6 Changing Your Mind 24

7 Child Sexual Abuse Testimony 27

8 Collateral Data 32

9 Courtroom as Place Identity 38

10 Credentialing 41

11 Culture 47

12 Diagnoses and Definitions 52

13 The Direct Examination 56

14 Disaster Relief 59

15 DSM Cautions 62

16 Examiner Effects 66

17 Feisty Experts: Witnesses Chiding Judges and Attorneys 71

18 Freud as an Expert Witness 76

19 Frittering Away Trustworthiness 82

20 The Hired Gun 88

21 The Historic Hysteric Gambit 91

22 Humor 95

23 Intimidation 99

24 Just Before the Court Appearance 104

25 Knowing When to Fold Them 107

26 Language of Testimony 111

27 The Learned Treatise Gambit 115

28 Listening Well 120

29 Malingering and Faking Good 123

30 Moving On 128

31 Narcissistic Experts 131

32 Negative Assertions 134

33 Perspective Taking 137

34 Power and Control on the Witness Stand 141

35 Predictable Answers 147

36 Probes for Guilt and Shame 151

37 Professional Witnesses and Professionalism 154

38 Psychotherapists as Expert Witnesses 157

39 The Pull to Affiliate and Allegiance Effects 161

40 The Push-Pull Technique 166

41 Qualifications and Expertise 170

42 Report Matters 173

43 The Rumpelstiltskin Principle 180

44 Saying "I Don't Know" Versus Waffling 183

45 Socialization During the Trial 187

46 Staying Current 190

47 Theatrical and Outlandish Attorneys 194

48 Transformative Moments 197

49 Uninvolved and Inept Attorneys 203

50 Using Quiet Times 207

51 Vigorous Cross-Examinations and Vigorous Answers 210

52 The Well-Dressed Witness 216

53 When It Is Over 219

54 Worst Testifying Experiences 222

55 Your Expertise Used Against You 227

References 230

Index 239

About the Author 251

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)