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

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ISBN13: 9781557985972
ISBN: 1557985979
Published: August 1999
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

In this text for forensic psychologists, Stanley L. Brodsky, a teacher, scholar and expert witness, describes court work and the legal context, in an informal manner that is more explanatory than adversarial.;Brief topic-focused chapters, each summed up with a maxim, teach readers about the typical ploys and techniques used by attorneys to draw out information, either supportive or contradictory.

In addition to offering principles, lessons and maxims, this volume addresses specific questions that will be asked, and challenging testimony and worst-case scenarios, many posed by people who have contacted the author about their own courtroom dilemmas. While clearly recognizing the gravity of the expert witness role and of the oath of honesty, Brodsky emphasizes the exhilarating intellectual and professional challenge involved in mastering the courtroom setting.

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Other Jurisdictions , USA
Arbitrary Pigeonholes
Asked and Answered
Back to One
Context 1 - Choosing a Phrase
Context 2 - Minor Gaps
"Daubert" Hearings
Discovery and Discoveries
Ethics in Expert Witness Testimony
Evasive Responses - Hopeless But Not Serious
Experience Does Not Count
Expert Witness as Master Teacher
For Better and Worse
Gender Labels
Illusory Documentation
Inflammatory Questions
Integrity Checks
Internet Vulnerabilities
It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here
Language - It's a Virus
The Last Word
Lawyer Bashing
Lay Witnesses
Offensive Language
Personal Attacks
Practice Answers
Pulling and the Push-Pull
Real and Apparent Ambiguities
Reconstructing Your Testimony
Silent Treatments
Sleight of Hand
Shifts in Testifying and Consulting Expertise
Social Construction of Illness and Disorders
Tape Recording of Evaluations
Telephone and Videotape Testimony
To Cry, to Faint
Traps of Common Sense
Trivial Pursuits
Ultimate Issue Testimony
What I Do Not and Do Like in an Expert
Recommended Readings.