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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.
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
- Overview of Forensic Consulting Psychology
- Expert Witness Testimony
- Understanding Jury Trials, Decision Making, and the Litigation Process
- Tools of the Forensic Consulting Trade
- Post-Trial Consultation
- Opportunities and Challenges for Consulting Psychologists in Litigation [CE: edited to match chapter file title; alert author]
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