Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police (AACP)
Court Testimony is the final module for the ISEP Level 200 program, just as testifying in court is often the final phase in the investigative process. This module provides you with best practices in response to preparing for court, defending ITOs and warrants, and understanding the disclosure principle as it related to being on the stand and working with the Crown Prosecutors. In addition, you will learn how to be an effective witness.
This course is part of the Alberta Investigative Skills Education Program (ISEP) level 200.
When you have completed this course you will be able to:
- Explain the importance of reviewing your file and being prepared for your testimony.
- Become familiar with the different individuals in a court room setting and what their roles are.
- Explain the relationship between the Crown and the officer.
- Describe the duties of the officer during the day of the trial.
- Present yourself in a professional and respectful manner both on the stand and outside of the courtroom.
- Describe the main elements of verbal and non-verbal communication and explain their significance within the context of court testimony.
- Explain the main objectives of cross-examination.
- Describe the strategies used by the defence attorneys to determine witness credibility during cross-examination.