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23 05, 2014

COLD READING TECHNIQUE FOR CROSS-EXAMINATION

By |May 23rd, 2014|Concession-Seeking Cross, Criminal Case - Cross-Examination|0 Comments

Years ago a friend of mine asked me (Bob Dekle) to watch a late night television show with him. In the show, a psychic summoned dead relatives from beyond the pale to talk to his guests. The show began with some appropriate music, a video of stars swirling in the galaxy, and a voice-over talking [...]

20 06, 2012

SANDUSKY TRIAL: ASKING THE “WHY” QUESTION ON CROSS

By |June 20th, 2012|Contradiction Technique of Cross-Examination, Criminal Case - Cross-Examination, Jerry Sandusky Trial, Tips on Cross|0 Comments

Cross-Examination of the Last Defense Witness - Dottie SanduskyToday, the defense rested without calling the defendant Jerry Sandusky in what has been described as the “child-sex scandal that rocks Penn State.” So, let’s take a look at the cross of the defense’s last witness – the devoted wife Dorothy “Dottie” Sandusky.Prosecutor Joseph McGettigan didn’t heed [...]

14 01, 2012

CROSS-EXAMINATION SKILLS FOR CRIMINAL CASES

By |January 14th, 2012|Case Files, Criminal Case - Cross-Examination|0 Comments

Learning Cross-Examination Techniques for Criminal Cases Through ExperienceOf course the best way to learn how to cross-examine in criminal cases is to be either a prosecutor or criminal defense counsel and try a lot of cases. It is not unusual for defense counsel or a deputy prosecutor to learn by trial and error in trial. [...]

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