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Practical Approaches to Forensic Mental Health Testimony

di Gutheil - Dattilio  • 2007  • dettagli prodotto

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A practical hands-on guide to testifying in court on mental health issues, this text offers a vital tool for the novice as well as the most seasoned practitioner. Prepared by two of the field's leading scholars and practitioners, this original work cuts through dense forensic mental health theory and addresses the actual, concrete approaches to ethical and effective testimony that experts need in court. Rich in multiple examples of courtroom dialogue, direct and cross examination, collaboration with attorneys, and the craft of effective testimony, this text describes the common pitfalls and various traps that experts so frequently encounter and tells you how to avoid them. Strategies and techniques are clearly illustrated and arm readers with exactly what they need to be successful in their testimony. This book is a must-read for anyone serious about excelling in court.Table Of Contents CORE ISSUES REGARDING THE FUNCTION OF THE EXPERT WITNESSPresentation of Psychiatric/Psychological Expert Witness TestimonyThe Question of Bias for Expert WitnessesCross Examination and Other PerilsLIMITS ON EXPERT FUNCTIONLimits on TestimonyNarcissistic Obstacles to Objective TestimonyThe Problem of Late WithdrawalParaforensic IssuesRELATIONSHIPS WITH ATTORNEYSThe Attorney-Expert RelationshipThe Problem of Attorney CoachingEmpirical Studies of the Attorney-Expert RelationshipSPECIAL PROBLEMS FOR EXPERTSSpecial Problems for Experts


ISBN: 9780781772136

Titolo: Practical Approaches to Forensic Mental Health Testimony


Editore: Lippincott Williams

Volume: Unico

Edizione: 2007

Lingua: Inglese

Finitura: Copertina rigida

Pagine: 352