Vouching: A Defense Attorney's Guide to Witness Credibility, Law and Strategy

    By Donna Lee Elm

    Vouching: A Defense Attorney's Guide to Witness Credibility, Law and Strategy

    Vouching: A Defense Attorney's Guide to Witness Credibility, Law and Strategy

    By Donna Lee Elm

    In fifteen chapters you'll find the topic of vouching covered from every angle, backed up with relevant case citations whenever applicable. You'll discover when it's permissible, and when it's prohibited. You'll get a cleared picture of where the illusive grey areas lie, and learn to recognize when it's been crossed.

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    This one-of-a-kind book supplies all you need to know about this sometimes misunderstood concept. In fifteen chapters you'll find the topic of vouching covered from every angle, backed up with relevant case citations whenever applicable. You'll discover when it's permissible, and when it's prohibited. You'll get a cleared picture of where the illusive grey areas lie, and learn to recognize when it's been crossed. If you are a trial lawyer, prosecution or defense, you need this book to help establish your expertise in the sometimes confusing area of vouching.

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgment
    1. Overview
    2. Ethics Proscriptions
    3. Personal Opinions of the Speaker (First Person Opinions)
    4. Permissible Personal Opinions
    5. Permissible Opinions of Others
    6. Placing the Prestige of the Government behind Witnesses: Prosecution
    7. Placing the Prestige of the Government behind Witnesses: Police
    8. Facts Not in Evidence
    9. Negative Vouching
    10. Non-Verbal Vouching
    11. Vouching by Implication
    12. Arguing the Risks of Falsely Testifying
    13. Melodramatic implications of acquittal
    14. Invited response
    15. Remedies

    Product Details

    Authors

    Donna Lee Elm

    Publishers

    ABA Book Publishing

    ISBN

    9781590319291

    Page Count

    250

    Product Code

    5090112

    Trim Size

    6 x 9

    Publication Date

    3/10/2008 12:00:00 AM

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