PART II: Characteristics for Improving the Credibility of Your Witness: Undesirable Non-Verbal Witness Characteristics

In our previous issue of Insights, we discussed how the ways in which witnesses answer questions and utilize speech patterns (e.g., using powerless vs. powerful speech, vocal distracters), could negatively affect jurors’ evaluations.  In this issue, we explore what jurors have told us adversely affects a witness’s credibility with respect to a witness’s non-verbal habits.  We will […]