A Study About Cross Examination – Cross Can Impact Jurors

How do leading cross-examination questions influence jurors’ perceptions of experts? Because of the nearly unrestricted use of leading questions, cross-examination provides opportunity to influence jurors through questions designed to impart information to the jury. Kassin and colleagues (1990) tested whether jurors’ perceptions of an expert witness can be influenced by leading cross-examination questions. Jurors heard […]

Anticipating A Witness’s Testimony And The Setup Of A Witness’ Testimony Where Physical Evidence Or Logic Contradict The Witness’ Testimony | Killer Cross Examination

A key component of a killer cross examination is to identify and isolate moments where a witness testifies to a fact that is contradicted by physical evidence, photographs and/or common sense and logic.  While some lawyers choose to cross examine a witness without regard to the witness’ testimony (yes, there are several lawyers who actually […]