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LEGAL CONSULTING


I may be retained to author legal expert opinion,

sworn deposition, and courtroom testimony on

matters related to discrimination, racism,

hate-crimes, and other race-related incidents. 


The foundation for my work as an expert-witness

is based on my experience and research as a

professional sociologist and university professor.


The role of an expert-witness has been defined

as a person who has some special training or

experience, and ideally can help the judge,

lawyers, and jury arrive at the truth in the judicial

process.  In the courts, any theory of human

behavior must be presented in a form that makes

clear and logical sense or it will be eliminated by

the adversarial system.  Sociological expert

opinions can aid the judicial system in the

determination of more rational and just verdicts.



ESSAYS ON SOCIOLOGICAL-LEGAL EXPERTISE


  1. “Sociologists as Expert Witnesses in the Criminal Justice System” by Lewis Yablonsky

  2. “The Sociologist as Expert Witness. A Resource for Resolving Injustice in the Case of Personal Injury” by Lynn M. Mulkey

  3. “If it Please the Court: Sociologist as Expert Witness in a Civil Rights Case” by Michael L. Hirsch and Tina A. Quartaroli

  4. “The Sociologist as Expert Witness” by Jean H. Thoresen

  5. “Sociological Legitimacy in Supreme Court Opinions” by Michael L. Wells

  6. “Social Scientists as Expert Witnesses: Their Use, Misuse, and Sometimes Abuse” by Sandra S. Evans and Joseph E. Scott

“It may be true that the law cannot make a

man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.”


- Martin Luther King, Jr. (The Wall Street Journal,

13 November 1962)