The prosecution should be prepared to put on the stand an
knowledgeable about forensic hypnosis who can explain to the jury
the nature of
hypnosis and how it works in the interrogation process. The
testimony of such
an expert witness may be important in dispelling from the jurors'
misconceptions and doubts they may have concerning hypnosis.
witness's testimony -- and a defense challenge to the credibility
witness's hypnotically refreshed testimony -- should normally
precede any expert
testimony in this area. See, e.g., Awkard,