Category Archives: Cross Examination

SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSS EXAMINATION

London barrister Peter Brown wrote a book some years ago entitled “The Art of Questioning.”  In one chapter he wrote: Last summer, a motorcyclist was arrested in Oxford, England, for speeding. The lady prosecutor bore in on the defendant with a curved … Continue reading

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EXAMPLES FROM TRIALS INVOLVING APARTHEID

I have been reading a book written by Martin Meredith Nelsen Mandela. One of the chapters deals with the arrest of dozens of South Africans who were resisting apartheid. Charges of conspiracy against the government had been filed against 156 defendants. … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ABOUT CROSS EXAMINATION OF EXPERTS

Often we find ourselves most apprehensive about one kind of cross examination – that of experts. Usually it’s because we have learned from experience that this class of witness rarely is there as an objective scientist or qualified expert. Rather, they … Continue reading

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