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People who testify as expert witnesses in court are often fearful of blundering, feeling inept, and being “caught out” during cross-examinations. There are several reasons for lapses in professional demeanor

People who testify as expert witnesses in court are often fearful of blundering, feeling inept, and being “caught out” during cross-examinations. There are several reasons for lapses in professional demeanor and responses while testifying. We offer seven baits or temptations that can draw an expert into behaviors that are unbecoming, with examples of responses that are inappropriate and harmful. These seven bait and lures are accompanied by descriptions of how to handle them.

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    4. Brodsky, S.L., Dvoskin, J.A., & Neal, T.M.S. (2017). Not taking the bait: Problem temptations for the expert witness. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, 45, 460-463.

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