More Maxims and Guidelines for Testifying in Court
Author: Stanley L. Brodsky,Thomas G. Gutheil
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
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. 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. Dr. Brodsky has been a visiting fellow at universities in New Zealand, India, Israel, and England.
Guidelines and Maxims for the Expert Witness
Author: Stanley L. Brodsky
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
In this extensively updated edition of his classic text, the author has combined a wealth of new research with feedback from users of the first edition and his own evolving experience as an expert witness.
Author: NITA,Steven Lubet
Order two copies of this book: one for yourself and one for your expert witness. It will give experts the confidence they need to be comfortable in court, and give you the skills necessary to emphasize the credibility of your experts. You can avoid pitfalls such as unintentional signals, inappropriate demeanor and appearance, and awkward body language by using Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them, Third Edition as your guide. Elizabeth Boals and Steve Lubet coauthored the Third Edition of Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them expanding and amplifying the original book with: • New guidance on the development and presentation of expert testimony in the digital age, including discussion of visual aids and electronic discovery • Updated analysis of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure • Updated discussion of the ethical rules governing expert retention and testimony • Examples of expert witness examinations and detailed discussion of techniques for coping with lawyer questioning • Checklists for quick reference The collaborative effort of Professors Lubet and Boals has resulted in a Third Edition that is worthwhile to both the expert witnesses and the lawyers who examine them. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Author: Stanley L. Brodsky
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
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.
Profit from Your Expertise
Author: Judd Robbins
Publisher: Judd Robbins
Category: Business & Economics
Expert Witness Training is packed with practical details and instruction about becoming, being, and succeeding as an expert witness. It features more than one hundred specific tactics for use by the specialist retained by an attorney as an expert witness. This comprehensive training program incorporates thorough explanations of qualifications, opinion formation and expression, testifying skills, witness credibility, and jury persuasion. Written in confident tutorial form by an experienced expert and teacher, it includes the latest references and legal standards needed by a well-trained expert witness for admissibility of evidence and testimony, as well as Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Daubert challenges. This book covers issues of importance to every expert from the perspective of the witness, along with perceptive insight into the attorney's mindset. Attorneys wishing to learn what experienced expert witnesses know and think should have a copy and copies for each of their experts.
From the Clinic to the Courtroom
Author: Joseph R. Simpson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This important volume is the first to address the use of neuroimaging in civil and criminal forensic contexts and to include discussion of prior precedents and court decisions. Equally useful for practicing psychiatrists and psychologists, it reviews both the legal and ethical consideraitons of neuroimaging.
Author: Stanley L. Brodsky
Publisher: Guilford Press
A pragmatic guide to a growing area of professional practice, this book describes the multiple roles of the trial consultant and provides tools for carrying them out competently and ethically. Leading authority Stanley Brodsky uses examples from actual trials and depositions to illustrate how knowledge and skills from psychology and related fields are applied in the legal context. He shows how to use scientific methods and findings to assist with jury selection, help attorneys focus their arguments, prepare witnesses for the rigors of cross-examination, and conduct change of venue evaluations. The examples are drawn from a wide range of civil and criminal cases. In addition to behavioral scientists, legal professionals also will find important insights and strategies in this book.
Author: David DeMatteo,Natalie M. Anumba
Publisher: OUP USA
This text provides an essential road map to forensic mental health assessments in death penalty cases for students and practitioners. The book integrates research with best practice recommendations, yielding a solid foundation of information related to capital punishment, death penalty litigation, and more.
A Guide to Subpoenas, Depositions, Testifying, and Everything Else You Need to Know
Author: Allan E. Barsky
Publisher: Guilford Press
Interacting with the legal system can be stressful and intimidating for mental health professionals. This trusted book provides user-friendly strategies to help clinicians prepare for testimony in court and other legal proceedings. Using vivid case scenarios, the author explains legal terms and offers practical suggestions for avoiding pitfalls and managing ethical dilemmas. Clear guidelines are presented for record keeping, responding to subpoenas, preparing reports, and performing effectively on the stand as a fact witness or expert witness. Reproducible agreements and other sample documentation can be photocopied from the appendices or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition * Incorporates updates in research, case law, statutes, and practice. * Examines the developing role of mental health professionals as forensic consultants. * Increased attention to ethical issues, such as dual relationships, professional boundaries, confidentiality, and competence. * An appendix with reflection questions that extend the scope of each chapter. * Explores special issues that may arise in cases involving children * Supplemental materials for course use--including an instructor's manual--are available at the author's website.
Guidelines for Identification, Assessment, and Case Management
Author: Marilyn Strachan Peterson,Michael Durfee,Kevin Coulter
Publisher: Volcano Press
Category: Family & Relationships
This book written for multidisciplinary child protection teams and presents guidelines for identification, assessment and case management on various forms of child maltreatment.
A Guide to Effective Communication for Psychologists and Psychiatrists
Author: Randy K. Otto,Richart DeMier,Marcus Boccaccini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Forensic Reports & Testimony: A Guide to Effective Communication for Psychologists and Psychiatrists provides a roadmap for the mental health professional who wants to provide consistently accurate, defensible, and useful reports and testimony to the legal system. Authors Randy K. Otto, Richart L. DeMier, and Marcus Boccaccini, recognized experts in the field, cover all aspects of the process, including preparing affidavits and reports, preparing for depositions, and testifying. Every written or spoken communication for the courts must be clear and precise, and distinguish between facts, inferences, and opinions. This book uniquely: •Shows the critical differences between forensic psychological reports and the clinical reports psychologists and psychiatrists are accustomed to writing •Includes and explains important maxims of forensic report writing, including separating facts from inferences, focusing on offering expert opinions, explaining why you think what you think, and connecting the dots between facts and conclusions •Provides numerous examples of experts’ testimony, affidavits, reports-with commentary and critiques Expert forensic work deserves to be presented in a clear, precise, and understandable way so that it is useful to attorneys, judges, and juries. Forensic Reports & Testimony provides the guidelines and models forensic psychologists and forensic psychiatrists need to make that happen.
Author: Robert P. Archer,Elizabeth M. A. Wheeler
This book provides, in a single volume, an extensive, research-based evaluation of the most popular clinical assessment tools as applied in forensic settings. These widely used instruments often require important modifications in their administration and interpretation when used for forensic purposes, and it is vital that the clinician is intimately familiar with their correct application, as well as their limitations. The test instruments included are analyzed by senior figures in the field of psychological assessment who are uniquely qualified to discuss them because they have either had a crucial role in the development of the tests, or they have dedicated their careers to advancing our understanding of these clinical assessment measures. Each chapter begins with a summary of the development of the assessment instrument in its more traditional applications in clinical settings, and then considers its utilization in forensic settings. The types of forensic issues which have been addressed with that instrument are reviewed, and an illustrative case example is given which reflects the types of uses and limitations of the assessment technique when applied in a forensic context. New in this edition are a chapter on the MMPI-2-RF and separate chapters for the adult and youth versions of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist. Psychologists using assessment instruments in applied forensic settings will find this to be a valuable and practical source of information, as will attorneys wishing to gain an understanding of the application of these psychological assessment approaches in the courtroom.
Author: Thomas G. Gutheil
Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
If you are like many of your colleagues, you are intrigued by the practice of forensic psychiatry and find the intellectual challenge of bridging the gap between psychiatry and law stimulating. You may even wish to offer your services as an expert witness in legal proceedings. However, your enthusiasm is tempered by the all too real nightmare of a lawyer puncturing your testimony with pointed questions, simultaneously destroying your professional reputation. Furthermore, you face the prospect of establishing your practice in forensic psychiatry through a grueling process of trial and error, a procedure that may also tarnish your reputation. In order to leave the familiar surroundings of your clinical practice to enter this new environment, you need a comprehensive, “how-to” manual that can guide you through the legal process and your role as expert witness while highlighting the pitfalls strewn in your path. The Psychiatrist as Expert Witnessprovides practical, hands-on instruction for your role as an expert witness. A companion volume to The Psychiatrist in Court: A Survival Guide, this book encapsulates, into a single user-friendly volume, the wisdom and experience of one of the world’s leading forensic psychiatrists, Dr. Thomas Gutheil. Using wit and an informal tone, Dr. Gutheil describes the ethical, clinical, and functional role of the expert witness. He guides you through the details of case evaluation, discovery and depositions, and trials so that you can provide truthful, ethical, and effective testimony and avoid potential hazards and pitfalls. Sharing dozens of invaluable hints and practical advice on numerous subjects such as writing forensic reports, withstanding cross-examination, maintaining objectivity, marketing your services ethically, and concluding fee agreements, Dr. Gutheil helps smooth your way into this exciting field. Armed with this knowledge and guidance, you will be fully prepared to embark on your career as an expert witness. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just a beginner, The Psychiatrist as Expert Witnessis a reference that you cannot be without.
With the Cross-examinations of Important Witnesses in Some Celebrated Cases
Author: Francis Lewis Wellman
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Author: Geri S. W. Fuhrmann,Robert A. Zibbell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court. Volumes include the following helpful features: - Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations - Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls - Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes - Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference - Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topic In making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations. Child custody cases represent one of the most complex areas of forensic mental health assessment. The evaluations are highly specialized, requiring expertise in child development and psychopathology and a thorough understanding of the professional and ethical guidelines for child custody evaluations. This volume, written by two child custody examiners with years of experience and an exceptional depth of understanding of the area, synthesizes the highest quality of work in the field to articulate the best practices for these evaluations based upon professional guidelines, law, and research.
Tips and Techniques for the Litigation Consultant
Author: Dan Poynter
Publisher: Para Pub
Category: Business & Economics
A how-to, where-to, complete handbook on litigation consulting. A completely revised third edition.
Author: Hon Hiller B Zobel (Ret ),Stephen N. Rous,Stephen N Rous M D
Terror blended with rage is the natural and inevitable reaction of any healthcare professional suddenly facing a malpractice claim. Even a doctor merely testifying as an ordinary witness or expert, can undergo acute feelings of uncertainty as to role and performance. This book is designed to educate, soothe, and encourage anyone entering the stormy seas of litigation. The authors of Doctors and the Law share the wisdom of an unlikely pair of friends: one a retired Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, the other a Surgeon/Urologist and Emeritus Professor. Hon. Hiller B. Zobel and Stephen N. Rous, MD have maintained a decades-long friendship while simultaneously pursuing their independent professional paths. In 1993, they first teamed up to produce the original version of this book in an effort to help inform and guide clinicians who find themselves needing to navigate the unfamiliar waters of the legal system. This second edition, provides similar material and incorporates current day challenges presented by the now ubiquitous presence of social media, mobile devices, and electronic health records. Their combined perspectives and anecdotal approach to the subject matter, make this book an essential read for anyone who finds themselves embroiled in a legal situation, or is simply interested in learning an insider's perspective of the inner workings of our justice system.
Author: James M. Vukelic
"A Law Enforcement Officer's Guide to Testifying in Court takes the fear and mystery out of courtroom proceedings. Through it, officers will learn how to shine on cross-examination, use rules of court to advantage, and thwart tricks used by defense lawyers. Most importantly, it will teach officers how to be persuasive in court." "This is the only book of its kind to present knowledge gained from discussions with thousands of actual jurors after trials. It includes observations from the bench and research. This book is peppered with examples, many of them excerpted from actual trials, and contains an extensive list of things to do - and to avoid doing - on the witness stand."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Research and Practice
Author: Rebecca Jackson,Ronald Roesch
Major developments in the field since the publication of Learning Forensic Assessment are integrated in this revised edition, including revised editions of the DSM-5, HCR-20 scale, and child custody guidelines. This textbook is designed for graduate students learning forensic assessment and psychologists coming to forensic practice later in their careers. It is organized around five broad areas: Professional and Practice Issues, Adult Forensic Assessment, Juvenile Forensic Assessment, Civil Forensic Assessment, and Communicating Your Findings. Each chapter begins with a strong teaching and learning foundation. The latter part of each chapter is assessment specific, covering available assessment measures and approaches to assessment. The authors go well beyond simple descriptions of assessment measures and provide a conceptual discussion of the evaluation process that helps the reader understand how assessment measures fit into the overall evaluation process. The evaluation component is geared toward assessing the important aspects of the construct as laid out in the early part of each chapter. Each chapter then concludes with a case example to illustrate the measures and techniques described.
Author: Lenore E. Walker,Dorothy M. Cummings,Nicholas A. Cummings
Publisher: Ithaca Press (GB)
Category: Domestic relations courts