The fourth Australian edition of Fundamentals of Trial Technique continues to present readers with a comprehensive approach to trial preparation and strategy. Focusing on the knowledge and skills of good persuasive advocacy, this text enables an advocate to approach a trial knowing what to do, how to do it, and why it needs to be done.
"Pretrial achieved leading stature through its clear, concise, well-organized presentation of pretrial preparation by one of the country's leading experts on trial techniques. An effective systematic approach organizes pretrial planning and preparation into a series of distinct steps students can readily master. Litigation files from a hypothetical case, complete with sample documentation and paperwork, take students through each stage of a civil case. Additional litigation files, six in all, appear on an accompanying CD-ROM and include both plaintiffs' and defendants' files."--Publisher's website.
By far the most thorough and detailed of the books in the field, Trial Techniques and Trials, Tenth Edition is a comprehensive yet concise handbook that covers all aspects of the trial process and provides excellent examples illustrating strategies for opening statements, jury selection, direct- and cross-examination, exhibits, objections, and more. Extensive examples are clustered into three groups: personal injury, commercial, and criminal for ease in finding particular areas of trial practice. Tom Mauet, renowned for his skills both as a writer and litigator, breaks the trial process down into its critical components for better and quicker student comprehension.
This volume examines the trial startegies employed by Gerry Spence, Phil Corboy, Scott Baldwin, Leonard Ring, William Colson, Lantz Welch, Peter Perlman, Robert Habush, Victor Bergman, Melvin Block, Robert Gibbons, Herman Glasser and others.
Rape law reform has been a stunning failure. Defense lawyers persist in emphasizing victims' characters over defendants' behavior. Reform's goals of increasing rape report and conviction rates have generally not been achieved. In Rape and the Culture of the Courtroom, Andrew Taslitz locates the cause of rape reform failure in the language lawyers use, and the cultural stories upon which they draw to dominate rape victims in the courtroom. Cultural stories about rape, Taslitz argues, such as the provocatively dressed woman "asking for it," are at the root of many unconscious prejudices that determine jury views. He connects these stories with real-life examples, such as the Mike Tyson and Glen Ridge rape trials, to show how rape stereotypes are used by defense lawyers to gain acquittals for their clients. Building on Deborah Tannen's pathbreaking research on the differences between male and female speech, Taslitz also demonstrates how word choice, tone, and other lawyers' linguistic tactics work to undermine the confidence and the credibility of the victim, weakening her voice during the trial. Taslitz provides politically realistic reform proposals, consistent with feminist theories of justice, which promise to improve both the adversary system in general and the way that the system handles rape cases.
What exactly is the context in which all aspects of this new field of criminal law have to be interpreted? What does the principle of legality mean in the context of supranational criminal law? Which tradition lies at the basis of this new law system? Is supranational criminal law as it grows the result of a deliberate policy, tending towards a coherent system? Or is it merely the result of crisis management? Those are some of the questions that are highlighted in this first volume of the Supranational Criminal Law series.
This classic reference, now updated with the newest applications and results, addresses the fundamentals of such trials based on sound scientific methodology, statistical principles, and years of accumulated experience by the three authors.