Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements
This learning activity/ assignment, offers you a chance to observe and critique the legal system’s perceptions of who is an effective, ‘credible’ witness, and to observe and critique power relations at play in the courtroom.
Part 1: Using the Unit readings/ articles provided( all articles have been uploaded in the file), prepare a list of principles that social workers must keep in mind when testifying in court.
Part 2: After you have prepared your list, view the video “Giving Testimony in Court”(Videos has been written up word to word in like a scenario. please read work to word of written up case- document is been uploaded in file )
Part 3: Using the list of principles you prepared in Part 1, write a paper in about 500 words analyzing and critique the evidence‐giving that you see in the written up case study scenario of evidence giving in court.
Required Readings/ Articles
(Please read in this order after reading the Unit Notes)
Ogloff, J. and Polvi, N. (2007).Legal Evidence and Expert Testimony. In Turner, D., and Uhlemann, M. (eds.), A Legal Handbook for the Helping Professional (3rd edition) (pp. 626-649). Victoria: Sedgwick Society, School of Social Work, University of Victoria. ( uploaded in file)
Vogl, R., and Bala, N. (2001). Trial procedure. In Testifying on behalf of children. Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing, pp. 65-72, pp. 73-92, and pp. 93-120. (Course Textbook/Can be found online or local library).