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Coping with Cross-Examination and Other Pathways to Effective Testimony - Stanley L. Brodsky

Coping with Cross-Examination and Other Pathways to Effective Testimony

Paperback Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9781591470946
Number Of Pages: 240

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Health professionals, substance abuse counsellors, psychologists, handwriting analysts and experts on physical evidence should 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.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction
What This Book Is Aboutp. 3
A Beginning Point: Ten Things You May Not Know About Testifyingp. 8
Testimony: Narrative and Style
Telling a Clear and Compelling Story
Bridges 1: Telling a Story on the Standp. 16
Bridges 2: Narrative Techniques for Courtroom Testimonyp. 22
More Yin, Less Yangp. 29
Imagery to Reduce Anxietyp. 33
Reversalsp. 37
Position and Alignmentp. 41
Witness Preparation and Videotape Feedbackp. 45
Hypercorrrect and Personal Speechp. 50
Metaphors in Testimonyp. 56
Obstacles and Pitfalls
Pretentiousnessp. 62
Overconfidencep. 65
Smug and They Don't Know Itp. 68
Suspicion-Evoking Testimonyp. 72
Visible Displays of Emotion 1p. 77
Visible Displays of Emotion 2p. 82
Repetitionsp. 85
Pocket Men and Quarterbacksp. 90
Defining Momentsp. 94
Trivial Revengep. 98
Liesp. 103
Cross-Examination Attacks and Bullying
Anticipate Tactics of the Adversarial Attorneyp. 112
Bullying Attorneysp. 118
Involuntary Disclosure of Forensic Selfp. 123
Gendered Invasion of Witness Privacyp. 126
Physical Threatsp. 131
Ingratiationp. 134
Expertise and Bases for Testimony
Professional Dilemmas and Boundaries
Transcripts of Problem Depositionsp. 142
When Unpreparedp. 145
Translationsp. 149
Empathy Dilemmasp. 154
Headline Testimonyp. 158
Distrusting Expertsp. 164
Lawyer Intrusionsp. 168
Clear Boundaries of Testimonyp. 172
(Not) Offering Advicep. 176
Token Expertsp. 181
Expert Panelsp. 184
Attorney Extrapolations and Demands
Yes or No Demandsp. 188
Clients Next Doorp. 193
More Pulls to Extrapolatep. 196
Echo Effectsp. 199
Familiar Presentation of Famous Studiesp. 203
Highly Paid, Well-Known Expertsp. 206
Surprise Demandsp. 210
Clarity and Focus
The Tough and Tangential Cross-Examinationp. 216
Data Errorsp. 221
Cross-Examinations About Testsp. 224
Sexual Predator Testimony 1: Principlesp. 228
Sexual Predator Testimony 2: Challenges to the Constructp. 233
Actuarial Testimonyp. 238
Referencesp. 243
About the Authorp. 249
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ISBN: 9781591470946
ISBN-10: 1591470943
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st January 2004
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.43