Court Testimony

Because it is the most popular topic on FHO, what follows is a clinical guide on issues related to testimony. Clinicians generally identify testimony (and specifically cross-examination) as the most intimidating aspect of their forensic practice, so what’s contained here is meant to help build capacity. Every attempt will be made to update this guide on a regular basis. 

Please also see the FHO Store for issue-specific research compilations aimed at improving expert testimony by assisting clinicians (and attorneys) with identifying and understanding the current evidence-base and its potential limitations on discrete topics: Strangulation; Aging Bruises; and Consensual Sex Injury. (UPDATED 7/19)