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Witness Preparation Archive
by Merrie Jo Pitera, Ph.D.Posted on April 20, 2016 | 1 CommentIt comes as no surprise that when a witness is perceived as being credible, his or her messages will be more persuasive to the jury. Much academic research has been conducted to determine the primary characteristics that measure credibility. There has even been a scale developed to measure the perceived […]
by Adele Mantiply and Michelle A. Jones and Stanley L. Brodsky, Ph.D.Posted on December 1, 2015 | No CommentsSchadenfreude, the experience of taking pleasure from the distress of another, is often in the courtroom. While schadenfreude might be a natural and understandable reaction to the contentious and possibly emotional environment of a courtroom, these researchers also address whether it can lead to harmful effects, and end by discussing ways to examine this phenomenon empirically.
by Alexis Forbes, Ph.D. and Will Rountree, J.D., Ph.D.Posted on December 1, 2015 | 1 CommentAs the litigation environment continues to evolve, we need to prepare witnesses for whom English is not a first language and those with limited English proficiency (LEP). Here, two trial consultants walk us through the issues inherent in witness preparation when your witness is not proficient in English and give strategies for sensitivity and success in witness preparation with LEP witnesses.
by Adam Benforado, J.D.Posted on August 28, 2015 | 1 CommentDo trial consultants spell the end of justice? Or the other way around? Or, perhaps, somewhere in the middle?
by Chris Dominic, MA and Jeffrey W. Jarman, Ph.D. and Jonathan M. Lytle, Ph.D.Posted on May 31, 2015 | 10 CommentsDo different camera angles during deposition affect how observers will assess the credibility of the witness? Take a look at this research!
by Geoffrey D. Munro, Ph.D. and Cynthia A. Munro, Ph.D.Posted on May 31, 2015 | 4 CommentsDo jurors prefer hard science over soft science when it comes to evidence presented in the courtroom? And if they do, how can you change their minds?
by Ronald K. Bullis, Ph.D., J.D.Posted on November 26, 2014 | 1 CommentLawyers and social scientists. Different professions. Different languages. Different professional cultures. How do you talk so your social science expert witness understands you?
by Bronwen Lichtenstein, PhD. and Stanley L. Brodsky, Ph.D.Posted on May 7, 2014 | 4 CommentsYou might think of this as a recommendation to modify your client's "visual identity"--at least for trial.
by Merrie Jo Pitera, Ph.D.Posted on May 7, 2014 | 7 Comments"Hey! This opposing counsel is really nice and we have things in common!" Helping your witness NOT fall for that old shtick.