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Courtroom Testimony Made Easy
From Monday, February 27 2017
To Tuesday, February 28 2017
Every day

 Description: This two-day course is designed for crime scene investigators, detectives, crime laboratory analysts and others in the field of forensic science that are routinely called to testify in court.  This class will be interactive and challenge students to think of possible mind provoking court scenarios.  Methods of how to make a positive first impression will be presented along with how to overcome any anxieties the student may have about presenting in court.  Preliminary information such as a proper pretrial checklist will be presented as well as a discussion on how to handle adversity from attorneys both during direct and cross examination that will help better prepare the individual on how to handle these potentially difficult situations.  Both verbal and non-verbal communication techniques will be reviewed and depending on the audience a discussion on how to present technical information to a lay audience may be discussed.  The Frye and Daubert standards for expert
testimony will also be covered as well as a list of difficult questions encountered in court along with possible answers.  The second day will be very interactive and the students will be placed in groups and asked to testify in a moot court scenario.

Location: Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office 5755 E Milton Rd, Milton FL 32583
Contact: Charlie Peters 850-332-0141 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Court Case Update

FINGERPRINT EVIDENCE went through a nearly three-year ordeal in the New Hampshire court system, but eventually emerged unscathed. On April 4, 2008, the New Hampshire Supreme Court unanimously reversed the decision of a lower court to exclude expert testimony regarding fingerprint evidence in the case of The State of New Hampshire v. Richard Langill. The case has been remanded back to the Rockingham County Superior Court.