New Books List June 19

The Brooklyn Law School Library New Books List for June 19 is available on the SARA Library Catalog. Among the 70 items on the list is The Science of Attorney Advocacy: How Courtroom Behavior Affects Jury Decision Making by Jessica D. Findley and Bruce Dennis Sales (Call #KF8972 .F56 2012). This book will appeal to researchers in psychology, communications, linguistics, and other social sciences, as well as trial commentators and practicing attorneys. Lawyers, law professors, judges, and other legal commentators have offered numerous recommendations for how trial lawyers can persuade juries, including techniques in verbal and nonverbal communication, attorney demeanor, and so forth. This 304 page book published by the American Psychological Association reviews the scientific support for popular advocacy recommendations. It first summarizes trial commentators’ recommendations, then reviews the scientific support for these recommendations, and finally evaluates the recommendations in light of the scientific support. Research is culled from not only trial and simulated trial settings, but also other social and behavioral settings. Chapters include Attorney demeanor — Attorney verbal communications — Attorney paralinguistic communications — Attorney-client relationship — Attorney storytelling.