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NCJ Number: 67074 Find in a Library
Title: PHYSICIAN IN COURT
Author(s): ANON
Date Published: 1976
Sponsoring Agency: Cornell University Film Library
Ithaca, NY 14853
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Cornell University Film Library
55 Judd Falls Road
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AIMED AT IMPROVING THE EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY OF PHYSICIANS AT CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT HEARINGS, THIS FILM DEMONSTRATES THE INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES AND CONDITIONS ENCOUNTERED IN THE COURTROOM.
Abstract: PRESENTED IN TWO SETTINGS, THE FILM OPENS WITH A PRETRIAL BRIEFING OF A PHYSICIAN WITNESS BY THE PROSECUTED ATTORNEY AND CONTINUES IN THE COURTROOM WHERE THE TESTIMONY IS GIVEN. THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OUTLINES STEPS IN THE PROCEDURE FROM ESTABLISHING EXPERT WITNESS QUALIFICATIONS THROUGH INITIAL TESTIMONY TO CROSS-EXAMINATION. THE WITNESS IS ENCOURAGED TO RELAX, OFFER UNEQUIVOCAL STATEMENTS OF HIS EXPERT OPINION, REFER TO HIS NOTES ON THE CASE, AND QUALIFY RESPONSES TO THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY WITH EXPLANATORY INFORMATION. THE COURTROOM SCENE FOCUSES ON THE PHYSICIAN'S ABILITY TO AFFIRM HIS QUALIFICATIONS AND SUPPORT HIS CONCLUSIVE DIAGNOSIS UNDER CROSS-QUESTIONING. (MRK)
Index Term(s): Child abuse detection; Court rules; Criminal justice education; Cross-examination; Expert witnesses; Films; Medicolegal considerations; Testimony; Trial procedures; Witness assistance
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. 31 MINUTES, 16MM COLOR, 1976.
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