Chapter 21

Court Testimony, Depositions, and Administrative Hearings


The information contained in this chapter explains the most important aspects of testifying in an administrative, deposition, or courtroom procedure. The difference between an administrative hearing and a court hearing is clarified. Furthermore, important terms are defined, such as direct examination and cross-examination.


Courtroom testimony; Deposition; Preparation; Technique
One of the most important aspects of the security officer’s responsibilities is his or her ability to communicate effectively in a legal or administrative setting. The presentation of all of the material gathered in an investigation and reported in the documentation is important, but only ...

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