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A Guide to Forensic Testimony: The Art and Practice of Presenting Testimony as an Expert Technical Witness by Rebecca Gurley Bace, Fred Chris Smith

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Chapter 4. Understanding the Rules of the Game

After reading through the deposition testimony of Bill Gates and the hypothetical direct examination of Andrew Gross, a techie might initially assume that the demands of forensic duties are relatively trivial when compared to the rigors of actually applying the scientific method in the research, development, and integration of new technologies. After all, an expert witness is only required to show up in court, wear nice clothes, take an oath, politely answer a few questions about technology from a nontechnologist, and leave, right? Well, it's actually a bit more complicated than that. In considering the complexities of this activity, especially if one has never thought about it before, it helps to ...

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