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Testifying in court : guidelines and maxims for the expert witness

Author: Stanley L Brodsky
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Legal maxims
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley L Brodsky
ISBN: 9781433812125 1433812126
OCLC Number: 796002587
Description: viii, 251 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Admit-deny --
Burden of proof and degree of certainty --
Challenges to experience : 1, insufficient experience --
Challenges to experience : 2, case-specific experience --
Challenges to experience : 3, the case against experience --
Changing your mind --
Child sexual abuse testimony --
Collateral data --
Courtroom as place identity --
Credentialing --
Culture --
Diagnoses and definitions --
The direct examination --
Disaster relief --
DSM cautions --
Examiner effects --
Feisty experts : witnesses chiding judges and attorneys --
Freud as an expert witness --
Frittering away trustworthiness --
The hired gun --
The historic hysteric gambit --
Humor --
Intimidation --
Just before the court appearance --
Knowing when to fold them --
Language of testimony --
The learned treatise gambit --
Listening well --
Malingering and faking good --
Moving on --
Narcissistic experts --
Negative assertions --
Perspective taking --
Power and control on the witness stand --
Predictable answers --
Probes for guilt and shame --
Professional witnesses and professionalism --
Psychotherapists as expert witnesses --
The pull to affiliate and allegiance effects --
The push-pull technique --
Qualifications and expertise --
Report matters --
The Rumpelstiltskin Principle --
Saying "I don't know" versus waffling --
Socialization during the trial --
Staying current --
Theatrical and outlandish attorneys --
Transformative moments --
Uninvolved and inept attorneys --
Using quiet times --
Vigorous cross-examinations and vigorous answers --
The well-dressed witness --
When it is over --
Worst testifying experiences --
Your expertise used against you.
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"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"--Unedited summary from book cover.

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