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Witness Preparation Archive
by Michael Forster and Gernot Gerger and Helmut LederPosted on March 31, 2013 | 9 CommentsAre there glasses that make you look more competent and trustworthy without damaging your perceived attractiveness? Why, yes!
by Charlotte A. (Charli) Morris, M.A.Posted on March 31, 2013 | 11 CommentsPreparing expert witnesses to be likable and persuasive to the jury. What needs to happen?
by Nicholas Scurich, Ph.D.Posted on January 31, 2013 | 4 CommentsA simple, research-identified strategy to improve the quality of testimony you elicit from child witnesses. It's all in the way you structure the question!
by W. Neil Gowensmith, PhD and Daniel Murrie, PhD and Marcus T. Boccaccini, PhDPosted on January 31, 2013 | 5 CommentsHow often are forensic mental health evaluators going to agree on the competency, responsibility and readiness for release of those they evaluate? Hmmm. Not as often as one might prefer.
by Jaime Bochantin, Ph.D.Posted on November 28, 2012 | No CommentsHow humor helps (or hinders) deliberations and how you can use humor style in voir dire.
by Caroline Titcomb, MA and Stanley L. BrodskyPosted on September 30, 2012 | 11 CommentsHow much time do you really need to form impressions of a witness? Most of us have seen the research on thin-slicing and many of us have watched short segments of witness tape in mock trials. This research focuses in on the question of "how much is really enough"?
by Katherine James, MFAPosted on September 30, 2012 | 14 CommentsEver had a witness you just knew the jury was going to hate? Maybe because you felt that way yourself? How to rehabilitate and prepare that witness.
by Jacklyn E. Nagle and Stanley L. BrodskyPosted on September 30, 2012 | 10 CommentsHow much should a witness smile? It's a serious question. Credibility, knowledge and likability are complexly interrelated in the courtroom witness. Take a look at this article examining the frequency with which the most effective witnesses smile.
by Merrie Jo Pitera, Ph.D.Posted on July 31, 2012 | 14 CommentsWhile witnesses’ verbal and non-verbal behaviors affect their credibility, another factor in jurors’ perceptions of them is their appearance. Witnesses often ask us, “What should I wear when I testify in court?” Of course it is important to remember that a courtroom is a very conservative arena; therefore, our golden...
by Daniel A. Effron, Ph.D.Posted on July 31, 2012 | 5 CommentsDon't miss our trial consultant responses at the end of this article: Holly G. VanLeuven, MA and Katherine James, MFA. A Psychological Perspective on the Risks and Benefits of Positive Character Evidence In criminal trials, defense attorneys can call witnesses to testify about a defendant’s good character. Although the Federal...