Leading question

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In common law systems that rely on testimony by witnesses, a leading question or suggestive interrogation is a question that suggests the particular answer or contains the information the examiner is looking to have confirmed.wikipedia
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In common law systems that rely on testimony by witnesses, a leading question or suggestive interrogation is a question that suggests the particular answer or contains the information the examiner is looking to have confirmed.
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Hostile witness

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An examiner may generally ask leading questions of a hostile witness or on cross-examination (to elicit testimony which the witness might be reluctant to volunteer), but not on direct examination (to "coach" the witness to provide a particular answer).
If the request is granted, the attorney may proceed to ask the witness leading questions.

Direct examination

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An examiner may generally ask leading questions of a hostile witness or on cross-examination (to elicit testimony which the witness might be reluctant to volunteer), but not on direct examination (to "coach" the witness to provide a particular answer).
In direct examination, one is generally prohibited from asking leading questions.

Cross-examination

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An examiner may generally ask leading questions of a hostile witness or on cross-examination (to elicit testimony which the witness might be reluctant to volunteer), but not on direct examination (to "coach" the witness to provide a particular answer).
Since a witness called by the opposing party is presumed to be hostile, cross-examination does permit leading questions.

Push poll

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Push polling
However, in all such polls, the pollster asks leading questions or suggestive questions that "push" the interviewee towards adopting an unfavourable response towards the political candidate in question.

Tacit assumption

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Leading questions are distinct from loaded questions, which are objectionable because they contain implicit assumptions (such as "Have you stopped beating your wife?"
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Loaded question

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Leading questions are distinct from loaded questions, which are objectionable because they contain implicit assumptions (such as "Have you stopped beating your wife?"
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Suggestive question

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Suggestive question, similar to leading question but manipulates the respondent to answer in a specific way.
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Common law

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In common law systems that rely on testimony by witnesses, a leading question or suggestive interrogation is a question that suggests the particular answer or contains the information the examiner is looking to have confirmed.

Yes–no question

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Leading questions may often be answerable with a yes or no (though not all yes-no questions are leading).

Evidence (law)

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While each state has its own rules of evidence, many states model their rules on the Federal Rules of Evidence, which themselves relate closely to the common-law mode of examination.

Federal Rules of Evidence

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While each state has its own rules of evidence, many states model their rules on the Federal Rules of Evidence, which themselves relate closely to the common-law mode of examination.

Redirect examination

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Although Rule 611(c) of the Federal Rules of Evidence (and comparable rules of many states) do not prohibit leading questions on re-direct, some states have expressly limited the use of leading questions on re-direct.

Complex question

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Fallacy of many questions

List of cognitive biases

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For example, when getting to know others, people tend to ask leading questions which seem biased towards confirming their assumptions about the person.

Independence referendum

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The questions that referendums ask may be revised if parties involved in negotiations consider them to be too leading.

Eyewitness memory (child testimony)

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Because a child's brain is not yet fully developed, each child witness must be assessed by the proper authorities to determine their reliability as a witness and whether or not they are mature enough to accurately recall the event, provide important details and withstand leading questions.

Cognitive interview

Studies have shown that interviewing techniques such as asking leading questions and closed-ended questions can influence the responses given by the interviewee.

2014 Scottish independence referendum

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Their research found that the "Do you agree" preface made it a leading question, which would be more likely to garner a positive response.

The Hunt (2012 film)

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Klara is asked leading questions about what occurred and gives unclear responses about Lucas, alternately denying and confirming the abuse.

Misattribution of memory

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False memories are often the result of leading questions in a therapeutic practice termed Recovered Memory Therapy.

Italian Code of Criminal Procedure

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The Judge may choose not to admit any testimony that appears patently superfluous, reject irrelevant or improper or irregular questions – such as leading questions – and also ask questions to the witnesses and experts.

Peter Ellis (childcare worker)

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A number of suggestive and leading questions were asked.

Gudjonsson suggestibility scale

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The fifteen suggestive questions can be separated into three types of suggestibility: leading questions, affirmative questions, and false alternative questions.

Satanic ritual abuse

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After asking the children to point to the places on the dolls where they had allegedly been touched and asking leading questions, MacFarlane diagnosed sexual abuse in virtually all the McMartin children.