Forensic Organizational Consulting The Role of Psychologists in Litigation Support

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Pub. Date: 2022-06-28
Publisher(s): American Psychological Association
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Skilled forensic consulting psychologists help clients prepare for courtroom trials. This book helps psychologists understand the demands of this challenging yet deeply rewarding field.
Forensic psychologists may be hired to participate in jury selection and witness preparation, organize mock trials and focus groups to test arguments, provide expert testimony and psychological evaluation, and conduct posttrial interviews that yield useful information for future cases.
Experienced forensic psychologists can anticipate probable jury or bench trial outcomes and can advise the lawyers they work with to settle, dismiss, or proceed with litigation.
This vignette‐filled, insider’s look at the rewards and challenges of forensic consulting includes nuanced discussion of the ethical challenges that consultants must navigate as part of their work.


Author Biography

Jay M. Finkelman, PhD, is Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Previously he was Department Chair and Vice President for Academic Affairs at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology; Senior Vice President & General Manager at Kelly Services; Marketing Vice President for Walt Disney Television; and Station Manager of KTVU Television Channel 2 in San Francisco. Dr. Finkelman serves as consultant and expert witness in employment and human resource management. He has had hundreds of retentions & depositions and testified dozens of times at trial as an expert in employment practices. He authored or co-authored over 124 publications and four books.
Linda Gomberg, JD, PhD, is a California attorney who has taught at every level from middle school through law school. Most recently she was core faculty in and interim chair of the Forensic Psychology program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in southern California. She is the author of Forensic Psychology 101 (2018, Springer). Dr. Gomberg has published and presented on various aspects of law and psychology including twice through Division 46 (Society for Media Psychology and Technology) at the annual American Psychological Association national conference.

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Foreword, by Rodney L. Lowman
  1. Overview of Forensic Consulting Psychology
  2. Expert Witness Testimony
  3. Understanding Jury Trials, Decision Making, and the Litigation Process
  4. Tools of the Forensic Consulting Trade
  5. Post-Trial Consultation
  6. Opportunities and Challenges for Consulting Psychologists in Litigation [CE: edited to match chapter file title; alert author]
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