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Author Brodsky, Stanley L., 1939- author.

Title The expert expert witness : more maxims and guidelines for testifying in court / Stanley L. Brodsky, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, and Thomas G. Gutheil, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2016.


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Edition Second edition.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 238 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Apologies -- Arbitrary pigeonholes -- Asked and answered -- Boundaries between expert witness roles and trial consultation -- Confabulations -- Consistent experts -- Context -- Directed feedback -- Discovery and discoveries -- Ethics in expert testimony -- Evasive responses : hopeless but not serious -- Experience does not count -- Expert witness as master teacher -- Fact witnesses -- Frames of reference -- Gender-intrusive questions -- Gotcha and goodbye -- Holy mackerel, man! -- Illusory documentation -- Integrity checks -- Language : it's a virus -- Lawyer bashing and lawyer jokes -- Le mot juste -- Lost and befuddled -- Low pitches -- Meta testimony -- Offensive language -- Offensive questions -- Personal attacks : overview -- Personal attacks : demeaning attorneys -- Personal attacks : internet vulnerabilities -- Personal attacks : taints -- Pulling and the push-pull -- Real and apparent ambiguities -- Recording of assessments -- Sayonara solutions -- Silent treatments -- Sleight of hand -- Social construction of ptsd and dangerousness -- Spontaneity and alertness on the stand -- Swoop and perch -- Telephoned-in testimony -- Thank you, thank you, thank you -- Their words in our mouths -- Tightrope walking -- To faint, to weep, to blank out -- Traps of common sense -- True grit and false -- Ultimate opinion testimony -- Well beyond testimony -- What we like to see in an expert witness : and what we don't.
Summary "Psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals may be experts in their respective fields, but this expertise does not easily translate to effective courtroom testimony. Even veteran expert witnesses can encounter new challenges in these high-pressure situations, especially during a cross-examination where every statement and gesture can be scrutinized by an attorney searching for ways to dispute the expert's credibility and opinions. For more than two decades, Stanley Brodsky has taught expert witnesses simple and practical strategies they can use to negotiate challenges in the courtroom and give strong, effective testimony. In this thorough update to his classic guide, Brodsky and his equally prolific coauthor, Thomas Gutheil, continue to provide sage, humorous advice that will put expert witnesses at ease and allow them to comport themselves with poise and confidence throughout direct and cross-examination. Short chapters punctuated by memorable maxims draw from the authors' expansive personal experiences, as well as research and stories from other expert expert witnesses, to create this must-have resource that will inform and entertain expert witnesses for many years"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Print version record.
Subject Evidence, Expert -- United States.
Forensic psychology -- United States.
Forensic psychiatry -- United States.
Forensic psychologists -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Forensic psychiatrists -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Expert Testimony.
Forensic Psychiatry.
LAW / Civil Procedure.
LAW / Legal Services.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Judicial Branch.
Evidence, Expert. (OCoLC)fst00917231
Forensic psychiatrists. (OCoLC)fst00932001
Forensic psychiatry. (OCoLC)fst00932002
Forensic psychologists. (OCoLC)fst01200534
Forensic psychology. (OCoLC)fst00932009
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals. (OCoLC)fst01423877
Added Author Gutheil, Thomas G., author.
Other Form: Print version: Brodsky, Stanley L., 1939- author. Expert expert witness. Second edition 9781433820557 (DLC) 2015009718
ISBN 9781433820564 (electronic bk.)
1433820560 (electronic bk.)
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