Published on January 29, 2016
Assignment: Testimony • Resources: Ch. 7 of Effective Communication for Criminal Justice Professionals • Find a current or past court trial (via Internet or television) where an investigator or officer is called to testify. Evaluate the officer’s role and if he or she follows the guidelines on pp. 129–134 of the text. Then evaluate one-fourth to one-half of the officer’s court testimony. In 700 to 1,050 words, identify and summarize the trial you observed and evaluated. Explain:o The courtroom role of the investigator or officer.o How well the investigator or officer adhered to guidelines recommended in the text.o If the outcome of the case was affected positively or negatively by the testimony.o Methods or techniques that may have improved the investigator or police officer’s testimony.o Where and how you found the court case, including a Web site link for an online source or an APA formatted citation for a television source. • Format according to APA standards. • Post your paper as an attachment.