Testimony

Crises of Witnessing in Literature, Psychoanalysis and History

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Author: Shoshana Felman,Dori Laub

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135206031

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 312

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In this unique collection, Yale literary critic Shoshana Felman and psychoanalyst Dori Laub examine the nature and function of memory and the act of witnessing, both in their general relation to the acts of writing and reading, and in their particular relation to the Holocaust. Moving from the literary to the visual, from the artistic to the autobiographical, and from the psychoanalytic to the historical, the book defines for the first time the trauma of the Holocaust as a radical crisis of witnessing "the unprecedented historical occurrence of...an event eliminating its own witness." Through the alternation of a literary and clinical perspective, the authors focus on the henceforth modified relation between knowledge and event, literature and evidence, speech and survival, witnessing and ethics.

Eyewitness Testimony

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Author: Elizabeth F. Loftus

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674287778

Category: Law

Page: 253

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By shedding light on the many factors that can intervene and create inaccurate testimony, Elizabeth Loftus illustrates how memory can be radically altered by the way an eyewitness is questioned, and how new memories can be implanted and old ones changed in subtle ways.

Analysing Witness Testimony

A Guide for Legal Practitioners and Other Professionals

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Author: Anthony Heaton-Armstrong,Eric Shepherd,David Wolchover

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781854317315

Category: Law

Page: 360

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The consideration of witness testimony had traditionally been a task left to fact-finders with scant guidance from legal professionals. As a result, various practices have developed during the investigative and trial process which can obscure or even eradicate critical material. Miscarriages of justice will continue to occur, so long as those working within the justice system continue to accept witnesses and their testimony at face value. This book aims to make practitioners, as well as the fact-finders and those who guide them, aware of a wide range of perspectives on witness testimony. Each contributor identifies bad practice and puts forward ideas for improvement or removal of previously acceptable investigative and forensic methods.

A Guide to Forensic Testimony

The Art and Practice of Presenting Testimony as an Expert Technical Witness

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Author: Fred Chris Smith,Rebecca Gurley Bace

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201752793

Category: Computers

Page: 509

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A technical expert and a lawyer provide practical approaches for IT professionals who need to get up to speed on the role of an expert witness and how testimony works. Includes actual transcripts and case studies.

Between Witness and Testimony

The Holocaust and the Limits of Representation

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Author: Michael Bernard-Donals,Richard Glejzer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791489671

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Examines the ethical and pedagogical stakes of representing the Holocaust in books, films, and museum exhibits.

Testimony After Catastrophe

Narrating the Traumas of Political Violence

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Author: Stevan Weine

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810123010

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

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Survivors of political violence give testimonies in families and communities, trials and truth commissions, religious institutions, psychotherapies, newspapers, documentaries, artworks, and even in solitude. Through spoken, written, and visual images, survivors' testimonies tell stories that may change history, politics, and life itself. In this book Stevan Weine, a psychiatrist and scholar in the field of mental health and human rights, focuses on the testimony of survivors for the hope it might hold-hope expressed by survivors again and again that, no matter what horrors or humiliations they have endured, some good might come of their stories. It is through the thinking of Mikhail Bakhtin, and his approach to narrative, that Weine seeks to read the testimony of survivors of political violence from four different twentieth-century historical nightmares--and to read them as the stories they are meant to be, fully conveying their legitimacy, resourcefulness, power--and, finally, hope. A deeply involving, compassionate, occasionally confrontational blend of practical hands-on experience and dialogic theory, emerging from the author's decade-long work in Europe and Chicago with survivors of the Balkan wars, this book is committed to the proposition that efforts to use testimony to address the consequences of political violence can be strengthened--though by no means guaranteed--if they are based on a fuller acknowledgment of the personal and ethical elements embodied in the narrative essence of testimony. These elements are what Testimony after Catastrophe seeks to reveal.

The Testimony of God

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Author: Watchman Nee

Publisher: Christian Fellowship Publishers

ISBN: 0935008446

Category: Religion

Page: 123

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In this volume Watchman Nee explains the "testimony" of God as to what it is, how it comes to us, and what our responsibility is towards it. Secondly, he exhorts us to be faithful to the testimony which has been committed to us.

The Law of Testimony in the Pentateuchal Codes

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Author: Bruce Wells

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447050562

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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The book examines the laws in the Pentateuch that govern trial-court witnesses and their testimony (for example, the requirement of at least two witnesses and the prohibition of false testimony). Through a detailed comparison of these laws with Neo-Babylonian trial records, the author proposes new solutions to longstanding interpretive problems posed by the biblical texts. This is the first study of pentateuchal law to make such extensive use of this Neo-Babylonian material. The book argues that these records from Mesopotamia shed important light on the biblical laws and demonstrate how rules, like those contained in the pentateuchal codes, may have operated within an ancient Near Eastern judicial system. The features shared by the biblical and Neo-Babylonian material include legal terminology, evidence requirements, a preference for empirical evidence over religious rituals for resolving disputes, and the treatment of wrongful prosecution. The author concludes that these features are more pronounced in the Neo-Babylonian than any other period, although they may have developed over time and found their way into the biblical codes even before then. The book contains fresh analysis of a number of Neo-Babylonian as well as biblical texts.

Text and testimony

essays on New Testament and Aprocryphal literature in honour of A.F.J. Klijn

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Author: Albertus Frederik Johannes Klijn,Tjitze Baarda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789024234042

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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A Guide to Rehabilitation Testimony

The Expert's Role as an Educator

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Author: Deutsch

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781878205025

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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Anyone working in the rehabilitation arena these days is fully aware of the potential for litigation. Whether you are a counselor, life care planner, case manager, researcher, nurse, or technical expert, the chances of being called to give a deposition or make a courtroom appearance increase daily. Today, the role of the rehabilitation professional is not getting any easier. With litigation more than a possibility in any disability or catastrophic illness case, rehabilitation experts, both plaintiff and defense, need to present themselves in the very best light possible. Guide to Rehabilitation Testimony: The Expert's Role as an Educator offers something for everyone, novice and expert alike. Here are 10 comprehensive chapters of courtroom-tested procedures that work. Also provided are 11 valuable appendices. In over 23 years of working as a rehabilitation professional, Dr. Deutsch has spent thousands of hours giving testimony. Here are tried and proven methods of handling yourself and your material in a legal setting.

Teaching and Testimony

Rigoberta Menchu and the North American Classroom

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Author: Allen Carey-Webb,Stephen Connely Benz,Stephen Benz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791430132

Category: Education

Page: 391

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Contains narratives of the experiences of teachers using the testimonial of Rigoberta Menchu, a Guatemalan Indian woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. Includes background essays on Menchu and the role of her story in political correctness debates.

Watchman Nee's Testimony

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Author: Watchman Nee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 0870830511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 57

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Slave Testimony

Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, and Autobiographies

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Author: John W. Blassingame

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807102732

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 777

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Mental Disability Law, Evidence, and Testimony

A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges, and Mental Disability Professionals

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Author: John Parry,Eric York Drogin

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590318324

Category: Law

Page: 467

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Guides lawyers, judges, law students, and forensic and other mental disability professionals through the maze of civil and criminal laws, standards, and evidentiary pitfalls, and forensic practices that characterize this area of the law.

The scripture testimony to the messiah

an inquiry with a view to a satisfactory determination of the doctrine taught in the holy scriptures concerning the person of Christ

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Author: John Pye Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Messiah

Page: N.A

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Expert Witnessing and Scientific Testimony

Surviving in the Courtroom

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Author: Kenneth S. Cohen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420055047

Category: Law

Page: 272

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Simply put, the primary role of the expert witness is to make clear and simple a complex technical or scientific issue. In practice, there are negative and positive aspects that must be considered before committing to the role. In a major case suing for big dollar amounts witnesses can expect to have their life history spread out like a roadmap for the world to see. On the other hand, finding and excavating the “smoking gun” piece of evidence can bring satisfaction far beyond any fees or hourly wage. Based on the author’s more than 30 years of experience as a successful expert witness, Expert Witnessing and Scientific Testimony: Surviving in the Courtroom demonstrates how to properly present scientific testimony and survive the onslaught of cross examination in court. Written in an engaging style, the book begins with introductory material to the world of litigation and the role and qualifications of the expert witness. It covers necessary legal protocols such as rules of evidence and procedure. Focusing on scientific testimony, the author demonstrates the use of scientific literature, presentation of testimony, and the language of lawyers. He addresses the courtroom experience with actual cases, experience, and pitfalls to illustrate procedure and strategy, cross-examination, and the exposure of personal history. Offering critical observations and judicial opinions, the book presents several exemplary civil, criminal, medical malpractice, and workers compensation cases. The author also includes his personal advice and tips on the business of expert witnessing. There is an extensive glossary of legal terms, detailed footnotes, and useful appendices summarizing code of conduct, paperwork, and examples of case reports. Offering an insider’s look at the labyrinthine world of litigation, Expert Witnessing and Scientific Testimony: Surviving in the Courtroom provides a guide for expert witnesses in today’s legal environment.

Hypnotically Refreshed Testimony

Enhanced Memory Or Tampering with Evidence?

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Author: Martin T. Orne

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756710699

Category: Criminal investigation

Page: 49

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